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1. Study: STEM faculty hiring trend shows advantage for female candidates

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

If both a male and female candidate are equally qualified -- and highly qualified -- for a tenure-track faculty position in a science, technology, engineering or math field at a U.S. college or university, the woman is twice as likely to be hired as the man, a new study finds. Researchers did not study possible reasons for the outcome, but speculated that women may be faring better due to heightened awareness of the need for diversity in STEM faculty, among other things. (04/13)

2. Report highlights career paths slated for growth

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

Careers in engineering are expected to grow by 19% by 2020, according to a report by research firm IBISWorld. Other jobs expected to see revenue and employment growth include those in semiconductors and circuits, plus software development, the report found. Fortune (04/07)

3. Study: U.S. workforce is older, more diverse

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2015

The U.S. workforce reflects the diversity of the nation's population and is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, according to a recent report by CareerBuilder. Also, employment of workers older than 55 has grown by 40% since 2001. The aging workforce will create availability within high- and middle-skills jobs as workers retire, the research suggests. (03/27)

4. Report: New England poised for advanced manufacturing boom

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

The New England region is preparing for growth in the advanced manufacturing sector, according to a recent report. Some cities already have a high number of manufacturers supporting industries such as aerospace, navigation and precision machining, but several manufacturers struggle to find skilled workers, the report suggests. New Hampshire Business Review (04/08)

5. Ford will develop technology to meet needs of future drivers

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2015

Urbanizaton, an increased middle class with disposable income and environmental concerns are trends that will influence the future of auto manufacturing, said Ken Washington, Ford's new vice president of research and advanced engineering. In response, the company will be developing driverless technology, on-demand services and smart parking technology, Washington said. Gizmag (04/01)

6. Why all job seekers should have a master resume

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2015

Job seekers should create a clean, succinct and well-edited master resume, then use it to tailor a new resume for each job application, writes Career Valet President Marcelle Yeager. Dissect each job description, she advises, highlighting the keywords in your master resume to emphasize in a tailored version. "If it's a job you're serious about, you want to submit the best product possible," she concludes. U.S. News & World Report (03/26)

7. Look past resumes to modernize your branding

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2015

Your online presence can go further to make a good first impression than a well-polished resume, writes Ken Sundheim. Resumes don't humanize job candidates and usually aren't forward-looking, he writes. Forbes (04/05)

8. Manufacturing industry shifts toward high-tech advances

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2015

Detroit and other cities traditionally associated with manufacturing increasingly are reaching out to the software industry as manufacturing becomes more high-tech, writes Bruce Katz, vice president at the Brookings Institution and co-director of the Metropolitan Policy Program. City leaders can help prepare for the shift toward advanced manufacturing by aligning workforce training and education to the innovations in the sector, Katz suggests. Fortune (04/07)

9. Ark. governor signs workforce education laws

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 08, 2015

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday signed into law three workforce education measures. The laws strive to encourage greater collaboration between state departments that focus on workforce-training initiatives and create competitive grants for two-year colleges and workforce-training programs, Hutchinson said. Washington Times, The (04/06)

10. 10 colleges sign on to engage freshmen in STEM

ATMAE SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2015

Freshmen attending one of the 10 colleges and universities recently signed on for the #uifresh initiative will see a push for science, technology, engineering and math during orientation week. The initiative is part of the national University Innovation Fellows program, which boasts involvement with 115 higher-education institutions. (03/26)

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