Study: Shortage of engineering experts? Current situation and perspectives


The study was completed by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with VDInachrichten. It is based upon a survey of 332 firms in industry and technical services which was conducted from September till November 2003.

The study focuses on the question whether firms in Germany can cover their demand for engineering staff. It was also of interest which strategy firms would use in response to a supposed or real shortage in engineering staff, which concepts they will develop to cover their demand for technically skilled workers in the coming years and what they expect from politics in the field of education.

The study is only available in German.

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