The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Alexandria, Va., recently launched its Career Transition Program, one of four different mentoring programs created to deliver professional guidance to engineers. Sponsored by the Professional Engineers in Industry practice division of NSPE, the Career Transition Program is designed to assist engineers with the challenges they face when making a career change.

"Today's job market is extremely competitive, even with the shortage of professional engineers in our country," said Clyde Nagata, PE, career transition chairperson. "Career Transition services, offered through NSPE, position engineers for their next career move or promotion, wherever that may be."

Starting in September, the Career Transition Program is sponsoring five two-day "Managing Your Career" seminars in Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, and Houston. These seminars will provide attendees with access to personalized, one-on-one career training with Lee Hecht Harrison, a leader in career management services. Seminar participants will learn important career transition strategies, such as self-assessment, skill identification, and interview training.

For more information on the program or to attend a seminar, e-mail Erin Garcia, PEI Program Manager, at or visit