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ERIC Number: ED020314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN PERSONNEL AND TRAINING NEEDS OF IOWA INDUSTRIES.
WEEDE, GARY DEAN
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO PROVIDE DATA FOR USE IN DEVELOPING OR IMPROVING ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS. A POSTAL CARD QUESTIONNAIRE WAS SENT TO 678 MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING INDUSTRIES IN IOWA EMPLOYING MORE THAN 50 PERSONS AND ALL ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC, AND PRECISION INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURERS EMPLOYING FEWER THAN 50 PERSONS. DATA WERE COMPILED FROM THE MAIN QUESTIONNAIRE, COMPLETED BY 115 FIRMS EMPLOYING 99,045 PERSONS, AND FROM INTERVIEWS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 11 INDUSTRIES EMPLOYING 10 OR MORE ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS. THE FIRMS REPORTED A NEED FOR 205 ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS BY JANUARY 1, 1968 AND 544 BY 1972. ALTHOUGH A DEFINITE NEED WAS INDICATED, IT VARIED WITH THE SIZE OF INDUSTRY, PRODUCT MANUFACTURED, AND GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND WAS DIFFICULT TO PREDICT BEYOND 1 YEAR. THE MAIN SOURCE OF TECHNICALLY TRAINED ELECTRICAL PERSONNEL WAS IN-COMPANY TRAINING PROGRAMS. QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES INDICATED THAT TRAINING IS NEEDED IN NINE BASIC DISCIPLINES--MATHEMATICS, BASIC PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS, SHOP OPERATIONS AND RELATED INFORMATION, TECHNICAL DRAWING, A-C AND D-C CIRCUITS AND MACHINES, ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND CIRCUITS, USE AND REPAIR OF TEST EQUIPMENT, TV CIRCUITS, AND DATA PROCESSING. IT WAS FELT THAT SIMILAR STUDIES SHOULD BE CONDUCTED FOR ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS IN THE COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER SERVICING INDUSTRIES. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.
Identifiers: IOWA