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ERIC Number: ED070879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 197
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Skills Conversion Project: Chapter 3, Food Products and Food Services Industry. Final Report.
National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.
The National Society of Professional Engineers, under contract to the Department of Labor, conducted a study to investigate the conversion of technical skills of displaced aerospace and defense professionals to other industries. The Seattle and Wichita study teams, focusing on the food industry, projected that about 200 employment opportunities could be created in 1972 and up to 10,000 opportunities by 1975 through implementation of a program including supplemental education, on-the-job training, and contacts with potential employers. Relatively little conversion of skills is necessary, due to the problem-solving capabilities of available engineers, scientists, and technicians. However, assimilation of technological personnel is impeded by the sheer size, the number of employers, and the sectionalization of the various elements of the food industry, coupled with current financial problems and a history of low use of technology. Programs to accelerate the assimilation of aerospace personnel should be initiated. The Wichita findings generally confirm the Seattle results. Numerous tables present the data, and a wide range of resource materials is appended. Related chapters are announced as VT 018 435-018 451 in this issue. (AG)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-209-281-03; MF $0.95; See Catalog for hardcopy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.