ERIC Number: ED223789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Advanced Technology Study for Post-Secondary Area Vocational-Technical Schools. Final Report.
Aton, C. L.; And Others
This report describes a study that was conducted in Georgia to determine the level and extent of postsecondary vocational-technical training needed in advanced technologies to meet current and projected industry demands in the state. The report is organized in six sections. Following an introduction to the problem of technical skill training for the future in section 1, the next section identifies trends in high technology and the implications for training technicians during the next two decades. Section 3 identifies skills and program elements lacking in current vocational-technical graduates and program offerings, as well as current barriers to the implementation of effective high technology programs as perceived by high technology industry. In section 4, the existing vocational-technical education system in Georgia is described and examined from the school directors' perspective with regard to barriers and modifications required to meet high technology industry. A substantial section of the report is contained in section 5, which presents the approaches eight other states take in high technology training. The final section presents findings, needs, and recommendations for implementing effective high technology training programs in Georgia, using a long-range, flexible approach. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta.