ERIC Number: ED229589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
High Technology in the Manufacturing Sector of the Toledo Economy.
Kurtz, Ivan G.
A study examined the degree of reindustrialization underway and planned for in the greater Toledo area located in northwestern Ohio. It also analyzed the perception of manpower requirements needed to support such a reindustrialization effort. During the study, researchers reviewed literature dealing with current employment patterns and labor needs around the country and in the Toledo area in particular. Also, they examined literature devoted to the prospects for computer-integrated manufacturing. In addition, they surveyed 27 representatives (predominantly executives and administrators) of 27 Toledo-based firms in order to determine the firms' current and planned use of high technology. Based on data obtained from the literature review and from the survey, the designers of the study made the following conclusions and recommendations: (1) economic development in the Toledo area must concentrate on high technology application rather than on development of high technology industry; (2) a survey of high technology activity in the non-manufacturing sectors of the Toledo economy must be undertaken; (3) local industry should be sensitized to the benefits and applications of high technology; (4) strategic planning for skilled manpower must be developed and implemented; and (5) a coordinating center for high technology activities should be developed in the Toledo area. (The survey is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Automation, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Industrialization, Labor Needs, Literature Reviews, Manufacturing, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Surveys, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Private Industry Council, Toledo, OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: High Technology; Ohio (Toledo); Reindustrialization; Robotics