could be asked to interview a professional engineer regarding the Ontario
Professional Engineering Act and the engineering profession
has engineering as your career impacted your life and how has if enabled you to
fulfill your dreams?
are you able to balance between the technical and social aspects of engineering
in your day to day activities?
you feel that engineering as a career has changed over the past few decades,
and if so, how do you think that the profession will change in future?
are some of the reasons that inspired you towards becoming an engineer or
rather towards pursuing engineering as your dream career?
someone who has pursued a career in engineering consider himself or herself an
engineer after graduation?
being registered a requirement for one to work in Ontario’s field of
you ensure that you keep pace with technological and technical advancements in
the field of engineering?
are some of the challenges that you experience in tour engineering career, and
how do you overcome these challenges?
successes or achievements have you achieved in your profession?
are your aspired prospects in this profession, and can you change your
profession in future or blend it with another career?
There are various
things that could be learnt from the responses to these questions. Engineering
career and profession can impact the life of an engineer in various ways. For
instance it can lead to the fulfillment of one’s desires through the
achievements achieved within the profession. Engineering profession has had
various changes in the past few decades. For instance curriculum in engineering
has changed so as to accommodate changes that have been developed so as to
improve various processes and strategies. A good example of these changes is
advancement in technology that has led to simplifying various engineering
processes (Azapagic, Perdan &
Clift, 2004). Some reasons that can inspire one to be an engineer are
similar to reasons for pursuing other professions. For instance, people may
pursue engineering so as to achieve their childhood and career desires. In
addition, some engineers pursue engineering career so as to achieve their
ambitions in life, such as becoming senior engineers that can drive change
within engineering profession.
graduating is a way through which one can consider himself or herself an
engineer, experience matters in this profession. Through experience engineers
are better shaped and positioned to perform more challenging tasks and at a
relatively higher perfection. It is require that engineers be registered so as
to work in Ontario’s field of engineering, and it is highly recommended that
engineers keep pace with technical and technological advancements so as to be
more competitive. Some challenges that engineers experience in their profession
include managing frustrations, determining career paths, communication
challenges, coping with rejection, job transitions, facing the real world after
school, etc. Some achievements in this profession include analytical thinking,
change leadership, organizational awareness, teamwork, etc. Engineers aspire to
develop their talents and skills so as to be competitive and creative in
various aspects around their profession. As engineering continues evolving, it
has drawn distinct roots that draw back to civilization maintaining links with
the past and future, and the identification and confrontation of the most
difficult issues surrounding the profession.
Part 1: Challenges
associated with studying technology: Information communication technology
There are varying challenges
that affect studying information communication technology. One of these
challenges is economic changes that pertain to the integration of information
technology in different areas of national economy. Various economic spheres
have adopted computerization, and as such, there is a need to have skilled
educators that will educate learners in such matters (Sinko & Lehtinen, 1999). Social changes are other
challenges in information technology studies. These challenges relate to abundance
of information and communication networks development that open new
opportunities to acquire and spread information. When such abundant information
is not obtained and spread within the shortest time possible students fail to
learn some important element in information technology.
competences in using various software for teachers is a major factor that has
undermined studying information communication technology. When teachers are not
able to use some software, the ability of students to learn effectively will be
questioned. Lack of competences may be as a result of insufficient financing
for the development of teacher professional in the field of ICT as well as
acquiring and financing appropriate computer software and hardware (Sinko & Lehtinen, 1999). Information
communication technology is a sensitive field where cooperation is an essential
element for successful studying. As such, lack of cooperation between academic
personnel and students may hinder successful studying of ICT. Still on
cooperation, teachers need to cooperate with their students so as to offer them
the best support that will ensure that students are helped at all levels. Last
but not least, the field of information communication technology faces many
changes that occur every now and then. These changes pertain to entry,
adaptation, adoption, invention, appropriation, etc (Sinko & Lehtinen, 1999). Before students finish
studying one element in ICT, a developed element springs up. This calls for all
players in ICT to be on the lookout so as to identify and embrace new
developments on this field so as to achieve successful studies.
Part 2: The use of
Technology such as
the use of cellphone functions as a means of empowerment through various ways.
For instance, through cellphones people are able to access essential
information. Empowered people require information concerning various topics,
and as such they need to have ways of accessing this information. Cellphones
promote sharing of knowledge and education through non-traditional means (Johnstone, 2007). People are
today spreading important information through the use of applications such as
WhatsApp. This information empowers various people, for instance through the
spread of scripture verses, guidance and counseling, etc. In addition,
technology offer support and create environments for empowering people.
Technology has major
impacts in the ways one can socialize with friends and relatives. Through
cellphones, it is easy to communicate essential information fast. Other than
important information, regular communication with friends and relatives create
strong social ties that are important in various aspects of life (Johnstone, 2007). With increased
advancement in technology, many changes are expected to be developed in future.
For instance, in the same way that many socialization platforms have been
developed and embraced by many people, other improved platforms will be
developed and some of the current platforms may experience reduced usage or
they may cease being used. Many processes will also be modernized and
technology will be employed in most aspects of life leading to the improvement of
standards of living.