ERIC Number: ED025238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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The Education and Training of Marine Technicians.
Chan, Gordon L.
This report includes a study of the need for marine technicians in California, implications for the national scene, and observations made at a national conference held in Florida in 1968. Problems treated are: (1) definition of a marine technician, (2) how marine technicians should be classified, (3) how great is the demand for them, (4) the type of work they do, (5) what skills and training they need, (6) their pay scale, (7) women as marine technicians, (8) how a junior college educates and trains marine technicians, (9) which junior colleges are already doing so, (10) the amount of financial support for this program, and (11) the type of evaluation program that should be set up. General points and recommendations are: (1) marine technology involves marine oil and mining, aquaculture, oceanography, fisheries technology, research and hardware; (2) civil service organizations should establish classifications and pay scales for marine technicians; (3) demand for marine technicians in the next five years will be about 38,000; (4) at least 20 junior colleges in America will be involved with marine technology by the early 1970's (half of them in California); (5) financing the programs is very difficult; and (6) in establishing a program, communities should inspect carefully the demand for marine technicians, community attitudes, proximity of marine facilities, ability to finance, and availability of experienced staff. (RM)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California