Directed by Drs. Lisa D. McNair and Marie C. Paretti, the Virginia Tech Engineering Communication Center empowers engineers to with the professional skills that make knowledge work.
Through research, instructional support, and assessment; VTECC fosters partnerships among faculty, industry, and students to operationalize professional skills in engineering. VTECC is a forum for raising the global professionalism of students, supporting faculty who integrate communication into their courses, and contributing to student retention efforts. Together, we are building a national center for collaborative research dedicated to determining the best methods of teaching communication skillin in school and implementing effective communication practices in the workplace.