Psychological Research - An Aid to Engineer Selection and Recruitment

CIM Bulletin, 1963

THE mineral industry of Canada relies heavily upon the talent of its technical men. It is vital to the well-being of the industry that its supply of young, trained men be adequate. At the present time, the industry is acquiring only 200 new graduates a year. The shrinking supply is far below present and future requirements. Other industries and research organizations are competing for engineers and scientists. Dr. J. B. Mawdsley ( 1), pastPresident of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has recently outlined a program designed to attack the problem. Dr. J '. C. Sproule (2), another former President of the Institute, has stated that: "The need for selection of trainee material is commonly recognized, but little is clone about it."
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