ERIC Number: ED205247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Alcohol Fuels Production, Manpower, and Education: Where Do Two-Year Colleges Fit?
Mahoney, James R.
The Energy Communications Center (ECC) has sponsored a number of alcohol fuels activities designed to share information about alcohol fuels with two-year college faculty and administrators and to clarify the manpower and curriculum issues related to fuel production. This paper is the result of the last of these activities, a one-day meeting of fuel experts and educators held in March 1981. After a summary of the major conclusions reached at the meeting, background information on the goals and activities of the ECC is presented, along with a listing of the March 1981 meeting participants. Next, the paper explains why the alcohol fuels industry is in flux and presents two arguments in support of American investment in the industry. These arguments relate to alcohol as a means of enhancing national security and alcohol production as a trigger for rural revitalization. Speculative figures are then presented for the future of alcohol fuel production, followed by a review of studies projecting labor requirements in the industry. The next section of the paper looks at the role of the community colleges, focusing on their function as regional training centers, a three-phase approach to program development, the implementation of this approach at State Fair College, and their responsibility to provide objective, factual details about the alcohol fuels issue to diminish community resistance. After summarizing the issues raised at the March meeting, the paper concludes with an annotated list of resources. (AYC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Energy Communications Center.
Identifiers: Alcohol Fuels