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ERIC Number: ED063933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 145
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A Study of the Industrial-Technical Education Provided Through the Continuing Education and Community Service Programs in the Pennsylvania Community Colleges.
Homisak, William
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to define the operation, administration, and future program planning of continuing education and community service programs in the 12 Pennsylvania community colleges; and (2) to determine how these programs are meeting the perceived part-time training needs of the 120 sampled production industries. Two comprehensive survey instruments were used to collect the data; one for deans/directors of continuing education and another for the production industries. The conclusions include: (1) a wide variety of course offerings was made available to the people employed in industry through continuing education; (2) continuing education programs were providing 42% of all the courses that the sampled industries considered relevant for their production workers; (3) industries felt that community colleges were making an effort in providing the industrial-technical training needed, but that more emphasis should be placed on basic theories and operative skills. Recommendations for further study and implications for administrators of the continuing education programs are also presented. (RG)
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Identifiers: Pennsylvania
Note: Doctoral dissertation, Pennsylvania State University