ERIC Number: ED021518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
Montgomery Junior College Technical and Semi-Professional Employment Survey.
Kuhns, Eileen P.; Deyo, Donald E.
A survey of technical and semiprofessional occupational needs in the Washington, D.C. area was conducted by Montgomery Junior College in an effort to devise suitable curriculums in such areas as medical auxiliary technologies, applied science technologies, and public service at the institution's proposed second campus in Rockville, Maryland. Respondents participating in the survey numbered 551 firms employing a total of 153,886 persons. Results showed that some medical auxiliary technologies, if offered as 2-year college programs, would fulfill a genuine educational need in the metropolitan area--especially the need for licensed practical nurses, associate degree nurses, medical secretaries, medical technicians, and psychiatric aides. In addition to secretarial openings, business firms indicated a need for persons trained in accounting, electronic data processing, food management, executive administration, real estate, and personnel management. In the applied science technologies it became apparent that a need existed for trained personnel in printing and graphic arts, electronic technology, engineering drafting and design, civil technology, and several other fields. Three classifications of public service needs were reported: (1) law enforcement, (2) library assisting, and (3) recreational leadership. About 25% of the firms indicated an interest in working with the college in establishing relevant educational programs. (DG)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Curriculum Development, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Labor Market, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, Semiskilled Occupations, Surveys, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Junior Coll., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Maryland; Maryland (Rockville)