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ERIC Number: ED019502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 184
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Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATION FOR A CHANGING WORLD OF WORK, REPORT OF THE PANEL OF CONSULTANTS ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. APPENDIX I, TECHNICAL TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES.
EMERSON, LYNN A.
THIS REPORT DEALS WITH TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND THE PART IT PLAYS IN PROVIDING TRAINED TECHNICIANS AND OTHER TECHNICAL WORKERS FOR AMERICAN INDUSTRY. RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IS INCREASING THE PROPORTION OF BOTH MALE AND FEMALE SEMIPROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL WORKERS IN INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, BUSINESS, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH. THE GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY OF INDUSTRY HAS WIDENED THE DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH WORKERS AND THEREBY INCREASED THE DEMANDS ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN VARIOUS REGIONS. ALTHOUGH SOME PROJECTIONS INDICATED AN ANNUAL NEED FOR 67,800 TECHNICIANS BY 1970, ANOTHER BASED ON A 2 TO 1 RATIO BETWEEN TECHNICIANS AND ENGINEERS, INDICATED AN ANNUAL NEED FOR 200,000. THE PROJECTED POTENTIAL POST-SECONDARY TECHNICAL EDUCATION ENROLLMENT FOR 1970 IS 590,000 FULL-TIME STUDENTS. THE 140,000 NEW WORKERS NEEDED TO BE TRAINED ANNUALLY IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS WILL REQUIRE AN ENROLLMENT OF SOME 390,000 FULL-TIME STUDENTS, WITH AN ENTERING GROUP EACH YEAR OF 240,000. PRESENT FULL-TIME TRAINING PROGRAM ENROLLMENTS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 60,000 STUDENTS--FAR SHORT OF THE NEEDS. THE OVERALL COST OF A PROGRAM THAT WILL MEET THE NEEDS AS OUTLINED IN THIS REPORT WOULD AMOUNT TO ABOUT $1.5 BILLION DOLLARS FOR PLANT AND EQUIPMENT FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS AND ABOUT $300 MILLION FOR ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS. EXTENSIVE CONCLUSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS AND ISSUES ARE INCLUDED. THE COMPLETE REPORT IS AVAILABLE AS VT 005 454, A SUMMARY AS VT 001 796, AND OTHER APPENDIXES AS VT 005 455 AND VT 001 306. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS FS5.280--80022 FOR $1.25 FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: PANEL OF CONSULTANTS ON VOCATIONAL EDUCATION