If yes, how can this issue be addressed?
It's hard to find talent in general! The company I'm at always has a hard time hiring qualified electronics technicians/engineers. Our town has 5-6 companies all looking and not finding right now.
Our program produces RF engineering technicians that are in high demand, most have accepted employment before completeing their final semster. The feedback I receive from the employers indicates that there are very few schools of this type left in the US.
isurobo, what kind of program are you studying, if you don't mind my asking? It might help others who are interested in going into the field.
I'm actualy the program cooordinator. The program is called Robotics and Communications Systems Engineering Technology, It a three year AAS at Idaho State University. We do 3 semesters of electronic component, theory then a full semester of RF theory, a full semster of microprocessor theory, final semster of Video theory and circuit analysis. Each semester has a related math course (2 semesters of Caculus) and a 3 hour per day, 5 days a week lab session.