ERIC Number: ED025643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Architectural Drafting Needs as Indicated by Selected Iowa Industries, Architects, and Engineering Firms.
Wilson, Richard Arlen
To determine the number of architectural draftsmen needed in the state of Iowa and the skills and knowledge they should possess, 297 industries, architects, and engineering firms were surveyed with an 83.84 percent response. Major objectives were: (1) to identify employers of architectural draftsmen, (2) to ascertain skills and technical knowledge needed, (3) to determine the demand for architectural draftsmen at the time of the study and the projected demand for the next 5 years, and (4) to determine the present source of architectural draftsmen presently being employed. Employers desired draftsmen to be proficient in verbal communication, spelling, listening and note taking, advanced arithmetic, plane geometry, and basic algebra as well as various drafting practices. The minimum recommended level of education for the 599 architectural draftsmen needed in the state of Iowa in the next 5 years is vocational-technical school or some college education. Some conclusions were (1) there is a need for well-trained architectural draftsmen, (2) programs for their training should be developed in Iowa's post-secondary schools, (3) the main source of presently employed draftsmen is colleges and universities, and (4) it is difficult for firms to accurately predict the number of additional employees needed beyond 1 year. (DM)
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Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Industrial Education.