The call for experience marine engineers and naval architects has increased significantly around the Great Lakes over these past few years. Published reports by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates this field will expand over 7% in the next decade. Colleges are not graduating enough students to fill the demand.
Additionally, there is a significant need for seafaring engineers onboard the vessels. The Great Lakes offers a unique opportunity to work on vintage steam vessels, as well as the modern large-scale diesel bulk carriers. Yet, this contributes to the challenge. Read the entire article Beyond the fleets – Challenges of recruiting, retaining naval architects and marine engineers by Richard A. Mueller, CEO of NETSCO, published in the Great Lakes / Seaway Review magazine.