ERIC Number: ED041230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Continuing Engineering Education: Who Really Needs it? (What is the Market for Continuing Education?).
A study was made to find out 1) if institutions have developed the right continuing engineering education programs and whether they have been able to reach those who could benefit most; 2) who was really interested in continuing education; 3) what kind of courses--company inhouse courses, college courses, short workshops, or professional society courses--were in most demand; and 4) what companies can do. A sample of 1146 upper level engineering management personnel, engineers, and scientists was chosen from 12 companies representative of the "old line" and the "new line." Based on analysis of available data it was concluded that: most engineers were not interested in continuing education; technical competence was rarely demanded; corporate management may have expressed interest in continuing education but it was the immediate supervisor who counted; continuing education planning had frequently been a haphazard effort by enterprising colleges, companies, and professional societies; and company inhouse courses were most popular. (PT)
Descriptors: Colleges, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Engineers, Inplant Programs, Professional Associations, Professional Continuing Education, Skill Obsolescence, Technical Education, Workshops
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (N70-20568, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Coll. of Engineering.