ERIC Number: ED075594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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Manpower Implications of New Legislation and New Federal Programs: Utilizing Persons with Engineering Backgrounds in the Health-Related Industries.
Lecht, Leonard A.; Cobern, Morris
This study explored the feasibility of using unemployed persons with engineering backgrounds in industries contributing to health care. According to the researchers, nearly 15,000 jobs for persons with engineering backgrounds could be generated in the health field over the next three years if an active program of job development were initiated. In order to do this however, education and training would have to be provided to convert persons from one industry to another (and in some cases from one occupational specialty to another) as well as financial incentives to cover costs of on-the-job training and to pay the minimum salaries necessary to induce engineers to accept employment in the health industries. (Author)
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Technicians, Feasibility Studies, Health Occupations, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Transfer of Training
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 211 439, MF $.95; HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC. Center for Priority Analysis.