Overall engineering employment is expected to grow by 11 percent over the 2008–18 decade, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Engineers traditionally have been concentrated in slower growing or declining manufacturing industries, in which they will continue to be needed to design, build, test, and improve manufactured products. However, increasing employment of engineers in engineering, research and development, and consulting services industries should generate most of the employment growth.
— Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition.
Cochise College and Arizona State University’s Motivated Engineering Transfer Students (METS) program have teamed up to actively recruit students into engineering fields. This partnership encourages high school students to enroll in Cochise College’s engineering program. It also allows the METS students to actively recruit Cochise College students to ASU’s Fulton College of Engineering. Recruiting and orientation visits, along with scholarships, are all made possible through a grant funded by the National Science Foundation.