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THE FUTURE IS RIPE WITH OPPORTUNITY When We Help Others Prepare For It

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hen we were considering how this third print issue of Lambton Shield would come together, the coinciding of Engineering Month and, just before Christmas, news of the sale of MIG Engineering to Devin Johnson, a mechanical engineer who returned to his home town four year ago, began to resonate. We turned to the Lambton chapter of Professional Engineers of Ontario to explore the kinds of initiatives they were pursuing to make it possible for young people (especially females, who are still very much underrepresented) to consider this pivotal career choice. Sarnia-Lambton is said to have one of the highest per capita numbers of engineering graduates in the nation, which is not surprising given the impact companies in our region have to Ontario’s economy and even beyond Canada itself. What’s also apparent is that these engineering firms have their own niche when it comes to attracting and retaining talent and in serving a diverse client base. All the while, the profession and the companies who employ engineering talent, see a future where more women become a much larger percentage than today. The vision for making that hope a reality is a key part of the overall theme for this issue. We hope you enjoy and “spread the word.” J.D. Booth Editor and Publisher jd@lambtonshield.com 519-466-2811

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Lambton Shield - March/April 2019  

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