Engineering careers not as sexy
Survey indicates 85% of youth not interested in engineering careers.
Society for Quality indicated that 85% of youth, ages 8
to 17, say they are not interested in a future engineering career for a variety
The top three reasons
were" that the students did not "know much about engineering,"
preferred "a more exciting career than engineering," and did not
"feel confident enough in their math or science skills...to be good at
it." Interestingly, "the largest number of kids ranked math (22%) and
science (17%) as their favorite subjects."