Published March 24, 2023 | Version v1
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Results and Discussion from Two Seasons of the Talking Technicians Podcast

  • 1. Engineering and Computing, Portland Community College, 14900 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR
  • 2. Micro Nano Technology Education Center, Pasadena City College, 1570 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Description

This study analyzes the first two seasons of the Talking Technicians Podcast, which consists of 24 episodes with working technicians. The study aims to demonstrate that podcasts featuring working technicians provide unique insights into technological education that other methods cannot easily obtain. The themes that emerged from the interviews include the importance of soft skills, teamwork, and when in a large company environment, it pays to be aware of opportunities for professional advancement. While wage and benefit comparisons were not made between the technicians interviewed, the study found that podcasts offer a powerful tool for sharing knowledge and connecting with audiences, enabling listeners to focus on the content and engage with the ideas of presenters and guests.

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Results and Discussion from Two Seasons of the Talking Technicians Podcast_2023-03-23.pdf

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Funding

The Micro Nano Technology Education Center (MNT-EC) 2000281
National Science Foundation