The Mentored Engineer was born in a moment of contemplation of every manager’s struggle: it takes years to train up an engineer. Now the day to day basics of engineering can be learned quickly, but the knowledge of why things are done takes years to learn, understand and master.
The question became: “How can I train an engineer faster?”
Classroom instruction is far to theoretical and boring and rarely translates to a solution that is usable. A bridge was needed between college and the real world. Until now, in person mentors were the only bridge.
But this is the 21st century and the internet gives us access to the world. However, there are not resources for the the modern young engineer online. The Mentored Engineer is intended to be that 21st century bridge.
The idea was born one day when I walked past my log splitter. This 30+ year old machine had many systems that needed to work together. I wanted to show a young engineer in simple terms how to design this from the ground up. The Mentored Engineer was born through a series of YouTube videos.
Now that the silliness is out of the way, let’s dive a little deeper and discuss the vision and concept behind “The Mentored Engineer”, website author Corey Rasmussen took time to provide a brief overview for our viewers.