ERIC Number: ED254261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Partners in Economic Growth: High Technology Industry and Postsecondary Education. The Report of the Task Force on High Technology.
Saskatchewan Dept. of Advanced Education and Manpower, Saskatoon.
An analysis is presented of the adequacy of Saskatchewan's technical institutes to satisfy the skilled labor needs of the emergent high technology industry. After section 1 summarizes the recommendations of the Task Force appointed to study the issue, section 2 offers a definition of "high technology" industries, looks at the effects of high technology on industry, and discusses implications for Saskatchewan. Section 3 offers guiding principles for the development of high technology in the province, focusing on the areas of agriculture, mining, communications, transportation, financial services, and medicine; reviews the growth of high technology in Saskatchewan; and provides information on high technology centers in the United States and Canada. In section 4, results are presented from a survey of high technology firms, indicating present industry characteristics, rates of growth and future needs, and high technology employment growth. Section 5 outlines the education requirements for entry-level employment and for continuing education, and discusses the need for greater public awareness. Section 6 assesses current high technology programs in Saskatchewan's technical institute system and provides comparative information about similar institutions in other areas. Section 7 identifies aspects of the postsecondary educational system that need to change in order to meet the needs of industry. Task Force proposals and recommendations are presented in section 8. Additional information on the employer survey is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Dept. of Advanced Education and Manpower, Saskatoon.