cjurgens Wrote:
Jan 28, 2013 2:47 PM
I'm a retired engineer, but in the course of my career I worked with and hired a lot of engineers. Some of the best engineers I knew had no formal training at all, and some of the stupidest had advanced degrees. Go figure... And besides that, some of the most valuable contributors to the programs I worked on were not engineers at all (by title). For example, at one defense contractor, our machinist had decades of experience working with materials and components that I had no experience with at all. I had the degree, he didn't, but I could not get the job done without him. Not to mention, he was well-paid and hadn't wasted years in college getting some worthless degree. Instead, he became a skilled tradesman.