Title: Continuing education: an investment for the future

Authors: Prof. Hubert Grafen

Addresses: Chairperson of the Committee on 'Education and Training of Engineers' of the VDI Professional Division, West Germany

Abstract: Accelerating technological development means that professional qualifications quickly become devalued and have to be updated several times during an individual|s life. The Chairperson of the German Association of Engineers| (VDI) Committee on Education and Training of Engineers examines the basis for continuing education courses in engineering, and how industrial companies of various sizes are able to arrange effective continuing education, training and updating in collaboration with other companies and institutions. A prescription is given for improving professional further training.

Keywords: skills updating; technical skills; continuing education; training; professional education; continuing engineering education; quality assurance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1991.030352

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1991 Vol.1 No.2, pp.121 - 128

Published online: 15 Dec 2009 *

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