ERIC Number: ED334444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
FEU Technology Digest No. 3.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
This digest contains four articles about technology and education in Britain. "The Development of an 'Additional Skills' Training Programme" (Peter Riley) details the organization and progress of a collaborative effort between Blackpool Processing Company and Flyde College's Additional Skills training program, a solution to achieving the flexible work force necessary in the 1990s. "Funding CNC Machine Tool Purchases in FE Colleges: Summary and Recommendations of an Evaluation Report" (Albert Clyde, Arthur Hambly) presents findings and recommendations on a funding scheme for computer numerical control in further education colleges. It notes that the result far outweighed the amount of funding involved--departments achieved a new utility to local industry. "Satellite Communications for Further Education" (Jim Stevenson) describes the importance and appropriateness of distance education in a country the size of Britain. "Attaining Competence in Engineering Design" (Colin Ledsome) deals with design education's background and the impact that it will have on changing technologies. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Communications Satellites, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Educational Finance, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Force, Numerical Control, Postsecondary Education, Skill Development, Technical Institutes, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Engineering Design; England