ERIC Number: ED025262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Prospects of Engineering and Technology Graduates, 1968.
Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.
This 1968 survey shows a reduction in the number of engineering graduates going on to advanced study, a trend undoubtedly due to the elimination of graduate student military deferments in February 1968. The lack of advanced degrees will show up in coming years. In general, the rate of immediate employment has gone up, as has the number going into military service. The demand for new graduates remains strong, 96% of them having definite job plans and most of the others considering offers. Of graduates from the non-accredited schools, even fewer are entering advanced study programs; most go directly into employment, continuing a trend of recent years. Tables show how many are employed (or entering graduate study) in the various engineering specialties. Information is also given for the graduates of special institutions (industry schools and military and maritime academies) and for technology graduates from 2-year associate-degree programs and 4-year bachelor programs. The author regrets that many schools do not compile these data on their graduates, for such information as published in this Engineering Manpower Commission survey is useful to the engineering community. (HH)
Descriptors: Engineering Technicians, Engineers, Followup Studies, Industrial Education, Job Placement, Labor Needs, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges
Engineering Manpower Commission, 345 East 47th Street, New York, New York 10017 ($1.50).
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Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.