ERIC Number: ED080764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Complete Report: Kodak Graphic Arts Industry Manpower Study.
Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY.
This report is believed to be the first nationwide attempt in more than three centuries of printing in America to define graphic arts manpower needs. The objectives of this study were to determine the current status of industry manpower and to predict manpower needs for the 1970's. To carry out these objectives two questionnaires were developed, a personnel inventory of printing companies throughout the United States and a survey of organizations manufacturing equipment for the printing industry. Data are presented on the background for the study, major industry classifications, printing production processes, skilled personnel, sales/management personnel, wages, and minority and special group employment. Eleven recommendations for education and training were drawn from the study, including increased emphasis on developing student interest in the graphic arts industry and in preparing students for production and managerial opportunities in the industry of the 1970's. Some specific instructional recommendations for educational programs are made. A summary survey of graphic arts technology prepared for this study by the Graphic Arts Research Center of the Rochester Institute of Technology constitutes almost half of the document. This summary survey was based on a literature search and provides occupational information and a forecast of graphic arts technology. (MF)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Graphic Arts, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Printing, Questionnaires, Reprography, Surveys
Eastman Kodak Company, 343 State Street, Rochester, New York 14650
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY.