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ERIC Number: ED231492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-20
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Industry Speaks to Two-Year Colleges about High Technology.
Long, James P.
A summary is presented of the major conclusions of seven regional conferences on high technology and the two-year college conducted by the National Postsecondary Alliance. The conclusions were drawn from the addresses of representatives from more than 40 firms, who responded to questions concerning their companies' involvement with high technology and the role of the two-year college in preparing students for jobs. Their opinions, predictions, and suggestions included the following: (1) industry has become heavily involved in training people for high-technology jobs; (2) computers are at the core of all high-tech fields; (3) not all employees will need to know computer programming, but programming jobs will increase dramatically; (4) the medical/health field will not add many jobs for two-year college graduates trained as pharmaceutical and biomedical technicians; (5) robots will take over many jobs; (6) computer-assisted design is revolutionizing drafting, design, and engineering professions; (7) the semiconductor industry is still growing and will continue to create technical jobs; (8) graduates of 6-month proprietary schools often perform better on the job than two-year college graduates; (9) there will be many openings for technicians in the communications field; (10) the aerospace industry and the military are leading the way in technical education; and (11) the high costs and short lifespan of computer software are causing a predicament in the software industry. (LL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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