ERIC Number: ED166550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
[Feasibility of Developing Post High School Technician Programs for Emerging Energy Sources in Southwestern United States.] Policies and Manpower Needs Related to Emerging Energy Sources in Arizona and New Mexico. Final Report.
Edington, Everett; And Others
The energy manpower research project was established to review the process used to identify skills needed in emerging energy sources and to discover any new occupations for which additional post-high school, vocational/technical training would be needed. A supplemental part of the project was the development of a solar energy instructional module. In the investigative work, energy sources examined were coal, gasification, geothermal, nuclear, solar, waste products, and wind. Arizona and New Mexico employers were interviewed concerning energy policies and manpower needs. Respondents cited lack of a federal energy policy as the greatest deterrent to alternative energy sources development. Job titles provided by employers generally referred to conventional trades, such as pipefitter, electrician, and welder. (Appendixes include interview materials, lists of perceived existing and emerging policies, and manpower needs for operation of two coal-fired generating plants. The remainder of the report is primarily devoted to the presentation of the solar energy instructional module. Also reviewed are module preparation procedures and evaluations. The module is divided into seven units: using solar energy, locating the sun, solar energy systems, collections, storage, distribution, and representative solar energy systems for heating homes. Units contain objectives, terms and definitions, information sheets, activities, assignment sheets, tests, answers, and references.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employers, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Energy, Job Development, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Research Projects, Skill Development, Solar Radiation, Staff Development, Technical Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Utilities, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: Arizona; New Mexico
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