ERIC Number: ED348504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Profiles in the European Steel Industry.
Franz, Hans-Werner; And Others
The steel industry in Europe has faced great changes, with resulting layoffs and restructuring. Now that the most basic changes seem to be over, it has become evident that the remaining steel industry requires more highly trained workers than was the case previously. Although steel maintenance employees were always highly skilled, steel production employees were usually semiskilled, learning their skills on the job in a narrow range of work and progressing in that category. For now and in the future, a new type of training for steel production workers is proposed. Workers would be expected to complete 10 years of mandatory schooling and then a 3- or 4-year training program in steel production. The training should include a broad base, lay the foundations for teamwork, and develop all-round skills. The following basic occupational training curricula would be developed: (1) skilled steel worker in process technology specializing in metallurgy, forming, or refining; (2) skilled steel worker in foundry technology specializing in hand mold casting or machine mold casting; and (3) metal materials test operator. (Detailed training requirements for these three occupations are listed.) (KC)
Descriptors: Competence, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Manufacturing, Metal Industry, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Semiskilled Workers, Skilled Occupations, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).