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Not all jobs shipped overseas

Jul 28, 2011   |   by Joseph Helble   |   USA Today Letters

The recent report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce is a nice counterpoint to old concerns about technology jobs migrating overseas ("Petroleum engineering majors can grease skids, study shows," News, Tuesday).

Engineering enrollments are growing to levels we haven't seen since the 1980s, with students attracted to new opportunities in areas like energy — the president's "Sputnik moment." The study makes it pretty clear that well-paying opportunities will be waiting for engineering students at the end.

Joseph J. Helble, dean and professor
Thayer School of Engineering
Dartmouth College; Hanover, N.H.

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