ERIC Number: ED253740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment and Projection of Needed High Technology Training Programs in Colorado. Executive Summary.
Ward, Mary; Wolff, Warren
A study determined labor market needs of high technology firms in Colorado. It assessed such needs in relation to present and projected output of vocational education and training programs and developed recommendations for policies and programs to meet industry training needs at the vocational training level. Data were collected through on-site and telephone interviews. Training needs were documented by first focusing on actual recent hires and then asking firm representatives to project needs for the same job titles over the next one- to three-year period. A great need for engineering technicians and assemblers was projected. Sources of employees projected to be hired were (from greatest to least) other Colorado firms, out of state firms, graduates from vocational education schools, four-year-college graduates, and on-the-job training and classroom training. High technology firms offered recommendations regarding basic skills, technical skills, job skills, cooperative and internship programs, clerical programs, industrial process control, cable technology, computer literacy, computer-assisted design and manufacturing, telecommunications, robotics, biomedical technology, entrepreneurship training, and aerospace. Suggested development actions included establishing (1) high technology training centers, (2) consistency between similar training programs throughout the state, and (3) high quality internship and cooperative job experiences. (The survey is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Western Occupational Research Corp., Boulder, CO.
Note: Survey instrument (Appendix B) contains marginally legible type.