IAC Panel Discussion: Why Industry Cares About Accreditation

What is the role of employers in the accreditation process, both for long-term success of graduates as they start their careers but also for the long-term success of accredited programs? How can industry and academia partner to address areas of interest (such as data science and analytics) that are in critical demand?

The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) provides insight to the Board of Directors as employer stakeholders in ABET’s quality assurance mission. The IAC is composed of leaders from different market segments including for-profit companies, non-profit organizations as well as government entities that employ graduates from ABET accredited programs.

The IAC will host a panel session to explore these and other questions regarding the critical role of employers at all levels of workforce development and accreditation.