ERIC Number: ED071846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Skills Conversion Project, Chapter 12, Leisure Industries.
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 12 reports a broad survey of industries related to leisure time activities as conducted by the Seattle and Cape Kennedy teams. Areas reviewed included parks, recreational areas, amusements, clothing, pleasure boats, sporting goods, mobile homes, trailers, recreational vehicles, photographic products, camping products, etc. Details of the studies, including data summaries, recommendations, references, and contacts are enumerated. Findings show the industry is typified by small companies exploiting unique products and services, with marketing as the dominant function. Some engineers are in evidence, but they serve as management and make relatively few engineering contributions as such. Land development for recreational purposes is growing, employing civil and sanitary engineers. Other needs will be satisfied largely by engineers already in government and consulting organizations. Therefore, leisure-oriented activities offer little potential to absorb engineers, scientists, and technicians. (BL)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Career Change, Employment Potential, Labor Utilization, Leisure Time, Professional Personnel, Recreational Activities, Reports, Skill Obsolescence, Technical Occupations, Transfer of Training
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Authoring Institution: National Society of Professional Engineers, Washington, DC.