Germany’s Engineering Gap Increasing Fast With Rise of New Technologies
Between 2016 and 2026, Germany will need 100,000 more engineers in electrotechnology, electronics, and computer technology than will graduate from that nation’s universities and technical colleges. The report, published by the German Association for Electrical, Electronic, and Information Technologies (VDE), bases this estimate on employment figures obtained for the period beginning in 2005 and ending in 2013. During that time, the number of new engineering positions increased by an average of 10,500 per year, while unemployment for engineers remained low—less than 2.5 percent.
This problem was supposed to have been solved by now, all these present and future unfilled CSIT-STEM positions were going to be filled by all those 90-ish IQ Syrians and eastern Africans that Angela Merkel threw the doors open to starting about one year ago.