Nov 08, 2010 - Atlanta, GA
This editorial was first published in the October 2010 issue of HBCU Digest. Gary S. May is the Steve W. Chaddick School Chair in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Many experts would agree that the technological innovations of the last
50 years have spawned unprecedented productivity in the U.S. workforce
and a host of new industries. However, our current level of know-how and
prosperity is a precarious one, since this "new economy" is critically
dependent on the talents and knowledge of a diverse and available
technical workforce. To ensure that the workforce of tomorrow possesses
the necessary skills to maintain the nation's unprecedented leadership
in technology, as well as to increase the likelihood that future
science and engineering jobs will be filled by a qualified domestic
workforce, every U.S. citizen must be given an equal opportunity to gain
the skills and knowledge necessary to compete.
To read the full editorial, visit the HBCU Digest web site at http://www.hbcudigest.com/2010/10/editorial-a-house-built-on-sand/