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ERIC Number: ED109447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-12
Pages: 18
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Postsecondary Technical Education and the Energy Crisis.
Riendeau, Albert J.
The energy problem affects virtually every wage earner in America and cries out for increased involvement by vocational and technical educators. A recent study by the National Planning Association points up the need to project future manpower demands in energy and energy-related industries so that the country's educational and training institutions can provide the mix of graduates to match future needs. Educators also share the awesome responsibility for an advocacy role to maintain the culture. What appears to be needed in schools and colleges, at this moment in history, is a bold new approach for meeting the energy problem head-on. If the two-year postsecondary institutions, both public and private, are to make their greatest contribution during this period of limited energy resources, they must not only help prepare the thousands of technicians and skilled persons for the energy fields, but they must assist in the process of changing attitudes. Colleges must tune in to the shifting job opportunities evolving as a direct result of the changing focus in the energy fields. Only an informed network of postsecondary schools and colleges can be expected to provide a graduate mix that will match the real needs of future energy and energy-related industries. (Author/PR)
Publication Type: Books
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