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Is the Engineering Industry Keeping Up With the Internet?

Years ago, it was common for engineers to only do external learning such as Professional Development Courses via expensive multi-day events such as conferences and tradeshows. While these still have their place, in today’s information centric environment; it seems much more important that an engineer knows where to get the best information from quickly, and what the developing trends are. Professional Associations such as APEGBC, along with all Engineering learning institutions and companies need to get into the new ways of distributing information, and quickly.

Any Professional Engineer who is not reading beyond their professional magazine is doing themselves a disservice. Get an account for Google Reader and start learning from news reports and blogs around the world, it’s amazing what you might learn…

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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