Research has shown that more engagement between academia and industry is needed to equip students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with the skills today’s employers require. Sitting at the nexus of industry and academia, ABET bridges this gap to ensure that STEM graduates are prepared with the knowledge, skills and aptitudes to meet workforce demand. With several feedback channels from industry, ABET continues to support STEM programs in adapting program content and delivery as markets and professions evolve.

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This issue brief explores the value of ABET accreditation from the perspective of industry stakeholders and underscores the important role of industry experts in the accreditation process, through participation in the ABET Industry Advisory Council (IAC), representation of professional societies and involvement as Program Evaluators.

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