ERIC Number: ED071843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Skills Conversion Project, Chapter 8, Pollution Control. Final Report.
National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.
The Skills Conversion Project conducted by the National Society of Professional Engineers sought to study the transition mechanisms required to transfer available technical manpower from aerospace and defense industries into other areas of employment in private industry and public service. Fourteen study teams assessed the likelihood of future needs and utilization of technical professional manpower. Chapter 8, dealing with potentials in thermal, air, and water pollution control, contains reports by the Huntsville (Alabama), Los Angeles, and Seattle teams respectively. The three sections are independent studies, not only by subject matter, but also by region where the basic study was performed prior to any national extrapolation. Details of the studies, including data summaries, recommendations, references, and contacts are enumerated. Findings showed that the control of pollution can be solved by application of technology, and opportunities exist for nearly all technical disciplines, with conversion of aerospace/defense professionals possible. The modes of conversion are on-the-job, short course study, or the formal education process (sanitary engineering). Although job opportunities are available now to take care of pollution problems where requirements have been established, many more will open up when regulations covering all pollution are established. (BL)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Air Pollution, Career Change, Employment Potential, Labor Utilization, Professional Personnel, Reports, Skill Obsolescence, Technical Occupations, Thermal Environment, Transfer of Training, Water Pollution
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Authoring Institution: National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.