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ERIC Number: ED018222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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WHY INDUSTRY NEEDS THE JUNIOR COLLEGE.
RYAN, PAUL B.
IN AN ERA OF RAPID INCREASES IN THE RATE OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT, THE ECONOMIC SURVIVAL OF INDUSTRIAL FIRMS DEPENDS UPON THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OF THEIR EMPLOYEES. NORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELL'S SPACE DIVISION HAS DEVELOPED A PROGRAM AROUND JUNIOR COLLEGE TRAINING. PROGRAM GOALS ARE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS, ENRICHING THE JUNIOR COLLEGE CURRICULUM, PROVIDING EMPLOYABLE PEOPLE FOR AVAILABLE JOBS, AND ENHANCING WORKMANSHIP OF THE FIRM. FIVE FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROGRAM'S SUCCESS--(1) THE LOCAL COLLEGES AND INDUSTRY ARE MUTUALLY RESPONSIVE TO EACH OTHER'S NEEDS, (2) TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS SERVE AS JUNIOR COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS, (3) INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL TRAINING AIDS SUPPLEMENT COLLEGE TEACHING, (4) JUNIOR COLLEGES HAVE OUTSTANDING RESOURCES FOR TRAINING TECHNICIANS, AND (5) A CLOSE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP HAS DEVELOPED BETWEEN COLLEGE AND INDUSTRY PERSONNEL. COOPERATIVE PLANNING OF COURSES AND PROGRAMS RESULTS FROM DAY-TO-DAY COMMUNICATION. TWO COMMON PROBLEMS ARE OVERCOMING INERTIA AND EDUCATING LESS GIFTED STUDENTS. EXAMPLES OF PROGRAMS AND PROCESSES OF ESTABLISHING THEM ARE INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PACIFIC-SOUTHWEST SECTION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION (33RD, CHANDLER, ARIZONA, DECEMBER 28-30, 1967). (WO)
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Authoring Institution: North American Rockwell Corp., Downey, CA. Space Div.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Compton); California (Downey)