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ERIC Number: ED018578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE NEED FOR IN-SCHOOL BUSINESS DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM.
COOK, FRED S.
TWO STUDIES, CONDUCTED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN WAYNE, OAKLAND, AND MACOMB COUNTIES, MICHIGAN, TO DETERMINE THE CURRENT AND PROJECTED STATUS OF EMPLOYMENT IN DATA PROCESSING INSTALLATIONS AND THE NEED FOR IN-SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMS, WERE IDENTICAL EXCEPT THAT ONE USED PAID, PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEWERS, AND THE OTHER USED AMATEUR INTERVIEWERS TO COLLECT DATA IN 212 COMPANIES. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) AMATEUR INTERVIEWERS COLLECTED AS RELIABLE DATA AS PROFESSIONAL INTERVIEWERS, (2) THERE WERE AN ESTIMATED 424 DATA PROCESSING INSTALLATIONS WITH 10,740 EMPLOYEES OF WHICH 60 PERCENT WERE KEY PUNCH AND MACHINE OPERATORS, (3) AN ESTIMATED 3,578 ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL WERE TO BE HIRED IN 1965 AND 1966 AS REPLACEMENTS AND ADDITIONS IN EXISTING INSTALLATIONS, (4) APPROXIMATELY 67 PERCENT OF ALL DATA PROCESSING PERSONNEL HAD NO PREVIOUS TRAINING IN DATA PROCESSING AT THE TIME THEY WERE HIRED, AND (5) A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION IS SUFFICIENT FOR ENTRY INTO A DATA PROCESSING POSITION. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT ONE OR MORE MICHIGAN TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTIONS BE ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE DATA PROCESSING TEACHERS, HIGH SCHOOLS BE ASSISTED THROUGH VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FUNDS TO PREPARE GRADUATES TO ENTER THESE EMERGING OCCUPATIONS, AND THIS STUDY BE REPLICATED ANNUALLY. THE INTERVIEW INSTRUMENTS AND STATISTICAL DATA FOR NUMBER OF INSTALLATIONS, PROJECTION OF EMPLOYMENT TRENDS, EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT BY JOB TITLES, AND RESPONDENT PREFERENCES FOR INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING TRAINING ARE INCLUDED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN