An Industrial Perspective on Cyber-Physical Workforce Training

William P. Milam

 

Abstract

Industry consumes students. We hire graduates and put them to work developing new products, enhancing existing products and supporting older products. The role they will take on depends on their education, experience and interest. For this talk we want to focus on the first two; education and experience. Are they majoring in a traditional engineering program? Computer Science? What is their minor? Have they worked in teams? Are they able to work collectively across engineering domains? These are especially important criteria in consumer facing industries, such as automotive, where time to market, reliability and cost are major factors.