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ERIC Number: ED109448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Secondary Occupational Education and the Energy Crisis.
Riendeau, Albert J.
Many implications exist for postsecondary educational institutions in the challenge of arriving at a responsible solution to the energy problem. The intent of the Energy Materials Conservation Education Act of 1975 is to call for a commitment by educators (community colleges, technical institutes, and trade and technical schools) to: (1) help prepare technicians and skilled persons for the energy fields, and (2) assist students in the process of changing attitudes. Recent changes in the field of education requiring adaptation are the surpluses/shortages in some occupational categories, equal employment opportunities, the community college movement, and growth of occupational education. Two-year postsecondary institutions will have important and unfolding roles in the energy crisis. The achievement of national energy self-sufficiency will increase the demand for scientists, engineers, technicians, craftsmen, construction workers, and machine and vehicle operators. Nuclear plants and petroleum refineries will require electricians, welders, and steam and pipe fitters. Employment levels by 1990 for crude petroleum and natural gas exploration may increase by 100,000 persons over 1970 levels. New energy technologies must be developed--synthetic fuels made from coal and oil shale, advanced fission reactors, fusion, and solar and geothermal sources. Likewise, there will be emphasis on finding ways to conserve energy. (EA)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Energy Conservation, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Speeches, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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