Is the AEC industry at risk of losing its next generation leaders without better mentoring?

March 30, 2011 |

After two or three horrifying years for the AEC industry, we are finally seeing the makings of a turnaround. However, data developed by the AIA's Kermit Baker as part of the AIA Work-on-the-Boards survey program indicates that between 17% and 22% of design firms are eliminating positions for interns and staff with less than six years of experience.

This data suggests the industry is at risk of losing a large segment of its next generation of leaders if something isn't done to improve mentoring across the profession.

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Source: Design Intelligence

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