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Pathway Overview

The world’s future will be propelled by ideas that will be developed by those working in the Engineering & Architecture industry sector. As the population continues to grow, engineers and architects will be called upon to imagine the future and turn it into reality. By 2014 California will need approximately 20,000 to 24,000 additional engineers and engineering technicians to meet the growing engineering demands in both the private and public sectors.

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Is a career in Engineering & Architecture right for you?

Problem Solver

Strong analytical skills

Like to work collaboratively

Strong work ethic

3 Main Points

1. The Engineering and Design Industry Sector is ideal for students who have a strong understanding of mathematics and a creative drive to design new ideas.

2. If you are passionate about the environment and have innovative ideas for renewable energy or water treatment, or you have the next hit attraction for an amusement park in your head waiting to be designed, this sector could be your path to success.

3. Successful students have strong problem solving and analytical skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and a strong work ethic.

Important Skills

 Problem Solver

 Communication Skills

Good at Math and Science

 Team Player

 Innovative Ideas


Architecture -- Career

Architects design the spaces in which we live, work, and play. Though not a "classical" STEM field, the field of architecture encompasses all aspects of STEM --science, technology, engineering, and math, with a nice dose of art and design thrown in. The demand for architects is on the rise, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter the field.

Careers in Engineering

A mini documentary for school children investigating career opportunities in engineering and where STEM subjects can take you. Get the scoop from successful engineers and scientists.

What is Engineering?

Engineering explained - from mobile phones to the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building), computer games and toothpaste to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and aeroplanes.


A handy two-page document with details on the career pathways and training available for those interested in the Engineering and Design industry sector.


The mission of the California Career Resource Network is to provide all persons in California with career development information and resources to enable them to reach their career goals.

More Info is the one-stop website for information about higher education in California for students, counselors, and parents. It has been developed in collaboration with the New WindowCalifornia State University (CSU), New WindowUniversity of California (UC), New WindowCalifornia Community Colleges (CCC), New WindowAssociation of Independent California Colleges and Universities (A I C C U), and the New WindowCalifornia Department of Education

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The Employment Development Department provides a range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations through the America’s Job Center of California (AJCC).

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Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

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