ERIC Number: ED216167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for High Technology: Programs That Work.
Abram, Robert; And Others
Ten case studies of collaborative arrangements between postsecondary vocational education institutions and companies manufacturing or using advanced technologies are reported in this document. The intention is to explore exemplary approaches to planning, developing, and implementing training programs for technicians in rapidly changing high-technology areas to meet emerging skill needs for American businesses and industries seeking to improve productivity. The case studies examine training programs in advanced computer applications, microelectronics, medical electronics, advanced manufacturing, and advanced office technologies. The contributions of both the schools and the participating companies are examined, including their collaborations in program planning and development activities; in finding funding, equipment, and facilities for the programs; in recruiting or upgrading skills of instructional staff; in devising or revising curricula; in obtaining state approval of new programs; and in effecting technology transfer for schools' and industries' mutual benefit. Recommendations are offered to leaders in education, business, and industry for fostering the growth of high technology and developing appropriate technician-level training programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Demand Occupations, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Technology, Training Methods, Vocational Education
The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD 229, $4.95; quantity discounts available--see last page of document).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 032 430-431.