ERIC Number: ED247085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Labor-Market Conditions for Engineers: Is There a Shortage? Proceedings of a Symposium.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
These proceedings include four papers that examine four different models of the engineering labor market, namely, those of: (1) the American Electronics Association ("Technical Employment Projections, 1983-1987" by Pat Hill Hubbard); (2) the Bureau of Labor Statistics ("Future Labor-Market Conditions for Engineers" by Ronald E. Kutscher); (3) the National Science Foundation ("Projected Labor-Market Balance in Engineering and Computer Specialty Occupations, 1982-1987" by Jean E. Vanski); and (4) the American Council on Education's Business-Higher Education ("Engineering Manpower and Education--A Precis and Commentary" by William R. Upthegrove). Also included is a review of the four studies by W. Lee Hansen, a comparative assessment by Michael Mandel, and the presentations and related commentary of two panel discussions. The first panel, which dealt with the problems of finding qualified engineering faculty, indicated concern over the likelihood of shortages in quantity and the quality of faculty becoming a severe problem. The second panel focused on engineering employment in federal laboratories. Reports from representatives of these laboratories indicated only limited concern over quantitative shortages in engineering research personnel, but increasing problems in holding highly talented investigators and attracting "superstar" experienced researchers. Other conclusions and recommendations are discussed. (JN)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Science, Employment, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Engineering, Engineering Education, Engineers, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Labor Force, Labor Market, Research and Development Centers, Teacher Shortage
Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel.
Identifiers: Federal Laboratories