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Why the Philippines Needs More Engineers

philippine engineerThe Philippines needs many things to thrive and become more dominant in the international market, and one of those necessities is a sizable population of engineers. Apparently, news reports show that the country is experiencing a shortage of engineers, most especially in the mining sector.

It all boils down to elementary economics: the demand for engineers is extremely high, but the country’s population of graduates and board passers cannot augment it. The situation has reached the point where the government has allowed the entry of foreign workers for hard-to-fill jobs like those in the engineering sector. For this reason, we need more people venturing into engineering to fill these posts and grow the economy.

Some might argue that a massive shift of focus toward engineering might saturate the job market. But, even if that does happen, the international market is there to create more demand. Many countries like the United Kingdom have been experiencing a shortage of engineers, too. These nations open the possibility of providing jobs for the country’s engineers. Add the competitive salary packages awaiting applicants and the engineering sector becomes a truly attractive career path.

So, does that mean we need more people manning construction sites and infrastructure projects? From one perspective, yes, because the country needs better infrastructure to become on par with its neighbors in the region.
But contrary to popular belief, engineering goes beyond the construction industry. As a matter of fact, it encompasses almost every industry. Engineering graduates can land jobs in the banking and finance sector, the transportation industry, and the military just to name a few.

Data from the Mapúa Institute of Technology support this as well. Students have many choices when it comes to course offerings – from biological engineering to mechanical engineering. This diversity in diploma courses does open up many opportunities for young Filipinos to venture into a field that has been receiving such a high demand in the past years.

With more engineers, the country will progress a lot faster. Hopefully, the Philippines can address this shortage of engineers and fast-track its own development using homegrown talent.

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