As we at Gray continue to sort through the recently released 2019-2020 IPEDS data, we believe it’s important to examine trends at both the macro and micro levels. In this post, we’ll be looking at trends at the discipline level, or 2-digit CIP code.
Looking at newly released IPEDS data, Gray Associates finds that this was the first year-over-year decline in total completions this decade.
The hospitality Industry rebound was strong in June, but the Delta Variant threatens to slow progress.
Mental health concerns have reached a critical level, as more and more Americans seek mental health support in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Far too many patients cannot access care due to provider shortages and insurance challenges, but this is not a new problem. There simply are not enough professionals to care for Americans seeking mental health support.
Renewable energy has been a topic for decades now, with steady advances in both wind and solar technology. As more nations and companies seek to limit their carbon emissions, there has been a steady increase in wind farms and solar fields across the globe. Jeff Bezos and Amazon unveiled The Climate Pledge (carbon neutrality by 2040) back in 2019, and so far more than 50 companies have signed on.
In addition, states across the US have made substantial commitments to new wind and solar projects. New York has 16 wind energy projects slated to begin in 2021, with a total price tag of eleven billion dollars. California plans to host 22 solar projects worth eight billion. Texas, however, outdoes them both combined, with 26 separate wind farms and 45 solar projects planned for 2021 – an investment of twenty-seven billion dollars. This has lead to a fundamental shift in the job market in the energy sector.
The Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans unemployed, but the skilled trade sector of the job market has been complicated for much longer than the past year.
Coined in the late sixties, the term “mechatronics” was simply a combination of the words mechanics and electronics. It reflected the integration of electrical systems and computing into complicated machinery. Fifty years later, the term is used more broadly and encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including automation and robotics. As a multidisciplinary field of study, students enrolled in mechatronics programs study mechanical and electrical engineering, machine learning, coding, and more. This multifaceted education can make those with a mechatronics background particularly appealing to employers from a variety of industries.