ERIC Number: ED027375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Michigan Technician Need Study. The Present and Projected Demand for Technically Trained People in Michigan.
Ferris State Coll., Big Rapids, MI. Office of Administrative Studies.; Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Vocational Education.
This study undertakes to determine (1) the extent of crucial manpower shortages in Michigan by technical area and skill, by the areas of occupation or industry, and whether these shortages will decrease or increase over the next few years, and (2) the opportunities for technical education now available or necessary to assure Michigan industry and business an adequate supply of trained manpower. Firms to be included in the study were selected on a non-random basis to obtain maximum geographical, industrial, and labor force coverage. Data represent 1,218 firms from private industry which includes 49 percent of the Michigan wage and salary workers as of January 1966. There is general agreement among employers that the need for technicians will increase substantially during the next few years and that there is a present unmet need in virtually every classification. The major source of technicians is the up-grading of existing employees. Only recently have employers recognized community colleges and technical institutes as sources of technicians; however, the enrollments here will not meet employers' manpower needs. Nine recommendations are given. For a summary report see VT 004 617. (EM)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Field Interviews, Labor Utilization, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Technical Education, Technical Occupations
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; Michigan State Dept. of Commerce, Lansing. Office of Economic Expansion.
Authoring Institution: Ferris State Coll., Big Rapids, MI. Office of Administrative Studies.; Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Vocational Education.