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ERIC Number: ED075680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 27
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Manpower Policy for Scientists and Engineers.
Bakke, E. Wight
Until recently national manpower policies and programs have focused relatively little attention on the more skilled and better educated segments of the labor force. The concept of "manpower" has emphasized the training and placement of the disadvantaged. But a comprehensive manpower program must focus on the employment problems of individuals at all levels of occupational structure. Two critical aspects of the manpower problems of scientific and engineering personnel are their present substantial unemployment and the long-range equation of supply of and demand for educated manpower, both quantitatively and qualitatively. The welfare of the nation rests more heavily on the relatively small numbers of professional personnel, particularly scientists and engineers, than on any other occupational group. The effective development and utilization of talent and competence represent a challenge to the nation equal in importance to providing training and employment opportunities for the disadvantaged, and the federal government bears responsibility for both. The document presents policy directions to make the development, conservation, and utilization of scientific and engineering talent an integral part of a comprehensive national manpower policy. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: National Manpower Policy Task Force, Washington, DC.