SAE Launches Power Track Program to Accelerate Careers in Mobility Engineering

WARRENDALE, PA, November 18, 2004 -The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has introduced a new member benefit — the Power Track 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 Power Track program is designed especially to meet the career needs and interests of young entry- to mid-level engineers.

"Power Track 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, CEO and executive vice president of SAE.

While commitment to serving its members' needs has been the prime focus of SAE as an organization since its inception in 1905, its growth is being consistently fueled by the pioneering and innovative spirit of its members. Today, SAE is the world's largest technical association of mobility engineers and is poised to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2005. The anniversary bears testimony to the contributions of its members and the vision of its founders, which includes such world-renowned personalities as automotive industry giant Henry Ford and aviation technology pioneer Orville Wright. Innovative new programs - including Power Track - will enable SAE to continue its service throughout the next 100 years.

As part of the Power Track 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 CustomerService@sae.org. On the other hand, it 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 Power Track program, visit powertrack.sae.org. For more information on the Society of Automotive Engineers, please call SAE World headquarters at (724) 776-4841 or visit the SAE Web site at www.sae.org.

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.