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SAE Powertrack Program Accelerates Careers In Mobility Engineering

Warrendale, PA, Oct. 27, 2004 - The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has introduced a new member benefit - the PowerTrack Program - to help chart the careers of aspiring mobility engineers. Incorporating new and existing products, services and programs into a roadmap that engineers can use to accelerate their careers, the PowerTrack program is designed especially to meet the career needs and interests of young entry- to mid-level engineers.

"PowerTrack is an exciting new way for SAE to support our members offering tools and information that could help them carve out the best career track possible," said Ray Morris, Executive Vice President and COO of SAE.

SAE's commitment to serving its members' needs has been instrumental in inspiring the growth of the organization since its inception in 1905. While it started out as an organization of automobile engineers, over the years it has grown to include aerospace and commercial vehicle engineering as well. Now, 100 years later, with the commercial vehicle segment growing at a rapid rate, SAE is, once again, responding to the demands of the mobility engineering community by establishing a platform to address issues and concerns regarding heavy duty vehicles - the Commercial Vehicle Congress and Exhibition. Furthermore, the appointment of a new vice president for the Commercial Vehicle business brings this segment on par with the automobile and aerospace segments which have been key players in their respective arenas.

As part of the PowerTrack program, SAE is also introducing an online Career Center, a new service that will help members - students and professionals - find jobs, upload resumes, and access career resources for interviewing, networking, etc. SAE's online Career Center is a direct response to surveys and feedback from students and members requesting employment assistance for jobs in the automotive, aerospace and heavy-duty industries. For information, call (877) 606-7323 or send an e-mail to The Center is also an answer to employers seeking professionals with specific skill-sets. Employers or recruiters searching for candidates do not have to be SAE members. For employer features and database search packages, call Kathy Belles at (724) 772-7114. For more information on the PowerTrack program, visit

For more information on SAE's Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibition, please call SAE World Headquarters at (724) 776-4841 or visit the SAE Web site at ">

SAE is a non-profit engineering and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of mobility technology to better serve humanity. Nearly 85,000 engineers and scientists who are SAE members develop technical information on all forms of self-propelled vehicles, including automobiles, aircraft, aerospace craft, trucks, buses, marine, rail and transit machinery. This information is disseminated through SAE meetings, books, electronic products and databases, technical papers, standards, reports, and professional development programs.