ERIC Number: ED222700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Business and Industry Perspective on U.S. Productivity: Implications for Vocational Education. Occasional Paper No. 82.
Miller, Thomas W.
The current lag in U. S. productivity has many implications for vocational education. Before discussing the role of vocational education in easing the productivity crisis, it is necessary to understand the causes of the crisis. Included among these are rising energy prices; the segmentation of the American work force, by both geography and skills; high turnover due to lack of work readiness or to critical skill shortages in certain occupations; and the displacement of workers by automation. The solution to these problems lies in improved education and training. In response to the need for innovative and effective training techniques, the Control Data Corporation has developed a number of products and programs, including the following: (1) a competency-based computerized education system called PLATO; (2) a program to help chronically unemployed youth find and keep jobs (entitled Fair Break); (3) a campaign to train and place disadvantaged people in skilled career positions; (4) a program called HOMEWORK that allows the disabled and/or homebound to work at home through a network of computer terminals; and (5) twenty-four Control Data Institutes that provide essential job training in the fields of computer programming and maintenance. (MN)
Descriptors: Business, Business Responsibility, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Employment Programs, Industry, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (OC82--$2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers: Control Data Corporation; Private Sector; United States