Addressing New Skills Needed for the Automotive Industry through a Motorsports Educational Pathway Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The automotive industry has higher-skilled positions available that need engineers and engineering technologists qualified and capable to work in a high-paced, advanced manufacturing sector. Various educational programs across the country offer programs related to the motorsports area at the Associate of Science level. There are also various articu-lation agreements that enable students to continue their education to the baccalaureate level. These programs try to fill in the gap related to the skills shortage in systems and new design methods and processes. The main strength of such educational pathways is that students, who are trained to work as technicians with an associate's degree in automotive and motorsports areas and then continue onto complete their four-year undergraduate degree, have specific skills highly sought by the automotive industry. In this paper, the authors present an example of such an educational pathway, with an emphasis on motorsports.

published proceedings

  • Technology Interface International Journal

author list (cited authors)

  • Jovanovic, V. M., Tomovic, M. M., Verma, A. K., Luetke, N., & Branch, S.

complete list of authors

  • Jovanovic, VM||Tomovic, MM||Verma, Alok K||Luetke, N||Branch, S

publication date

  • January 2015