Autonomous Vehicles require new technologies, and those new systems require workers with new skills and expertise. Across the country, colleges and universities are developing programs to help prepare students for these jobs in the constantly-expanding AV ecosystem.
We wanted to know: What are the skills required for these new jobs? And what kinds of programs best prepare students for the AV workforce?
We’re going to look at a new partnership between PAVE member Aurora and Pittsburgh Technical College, which offers students an associate’s degree in robotics and automated engineering technology. We will hear about their 18-month program that will train a new generation of engineering service technicians to fill critical job openings in the AV industry, and we’ll also hear from an expert at Carnegie Mellon regarding AV workforce development.
We will talk to Matt Blackburn, Strategic Manager of Government Relations at Aurora; Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith, President of Pittsburgh Technical College; and Dr. Rachel Burcin, Global Programs Director at Carnegie Mellon University about the AV workforce of the future.
Matt Blackburn – Strategic Manager of Government Relations, Aurora
Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith – President, Pittsburgh Technical College
Dr. Rachel Burcin – Global Programs Director, Carnegie Mellon University