On February 22, 2016, Member Boards of NCEES were provided an update regarding their efforts in developing an Engineering Competency Model.  Last year NCEES announced that they were a large part of the effort by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) to work with the U.S. Department of Labor to create the competency model.  The model was designed “as a resource that provides a lifelong learning template of the core competencies and skills necessary for entry into the engineering profession, as well as for maintaining proficiency during one’s career.”  You can find the model at the U.S. Department of Labor’s website at http://www.careeronestop.org/CompetencyModel/competency-models/engineering.aspx.

To promote the model, remaining funds from a grant authorized by the United Engineering Foundation were used to create a short video highlighting the benefits of the model.  The video has now been finalized and can be found at https://www.dropbox.com/s/cd8ksouv6s5u5on/AAES_animation_FINAL_HD.mov?dl=0.

The American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) is a multi-disciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. AAES member societies represent the mainstream of U.S. engineering – engineers in industry, government, and academia.  The history of AAES started in 1979 in New York, but today its office and staff are located in Reston, VA. AAES is a nonprofit organization that operates within a vision, mission, and engineers preamble.  For more information about AAES, go to their website at http://www.aaes.org/.

To view more information about the U.S. Department of Labor, go to http://www.dol.gov/.