ERIC Number: ED026491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Employment Opportunities and Training Needs for Technicians in the Metalworking Manufacturing Industries of the Central Ohio Valley with Projections Through 1975.
Leffard, Warren Lee
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the status of technical training and the demand for technicians in the Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan areas. Data from 99 randomly selected establishments indicated that 36 establishments employed or intended to employ technicians by 1975. Information was also collected from 109 educational institutions which offered less-than-baccalaureate degree programs for technicians. Some findings were: (1) The principal methods of training technicians were the upgrading of craftsmen, on-the-job training, and educational programs, (2) 1,743 technicians were employed under 36 job titles, (3) Immediate openings existed for 105 technicians in 22 job titles, (4) The expressed demand for 1975 was 1,671 technicians and the projected demand for the area was 3,820 technicians, (5) Programmers and designers were indicated as extremely difficult to employ, (6) 35 firms recruited from within a 100 mile radius "local area," (7) Employers perceived one school in each area capable of filling their needs, (8) By 1975, 42 educational programs will be offered under 15 program titles, and (9) Graduates from these programs should provide the necessary technicians. This Ed.D. theses was submitted to the University of Missouri. (EM)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Programs, Educational Supply, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment, Manufacturing Industry, Metal Working, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, Technical Education, Technical Occupations
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Identifiers: Kentucky; Kentucky (Louisville); Ohio; Ohio (Cincinnati); Ohio Valley (Central)