ERIC Number: ED254683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
A Manpower Study Assessing the Needs for Purdue Technology Programs in the Bedford/Bloomington Indiana Area and Region 10. Manpower Report 84-8.
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
A study assessed the need for technology programs in the Bedford and Bloomington areas of Indiana. After compiling such background data as population projections for the cities, the educational level of adults living in the region, and the number and size of firms located in the area, the researchers formulated projected requirements for engineering technicians, computer programmers, supervisors, and quality control specialists in the area. Next, these projections were corroborated through interviews with representatives of local industries and appropriate agencies and by comparing the local projections with national employment projections for the same occupations. As a result of an analysis of these data the following actions were recommended: authorization to implement an electrical engineering technology associate degree program, authorization to implement a supervision technology associate degree program provision of related adult continuing education and service courses, development and implementation of computer technology and quality control specialist programs, formation of technology advisory committees, and expansion of existing efforts in the areas of liaison and coordination. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Associate Degrees, Continuing Education, Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Electrical Occupations, Electronics, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Engineering Technicians, Enrollment Projections, Futures (of Society), Labor Force, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Programers, Quality Control, Regional Planning, Supervisors, Supervisory Training, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technology, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
Identifiers: Indiana (Bloomington)
Note: For related documents, see CE 040 937 and CE 040 942.