ERIC Number: ED120517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Feasibility of Retraining Displaced Aerospace Personnel Into the Allied and Public Health Occupations: Final Report.
Lindenberg, Klaus W.
The final report of a study to determine the feasibility of retraining displaced aerospace personnel in the Cape Kennedy, Florida, area is presented. Three broad areas were examined: (1) the development of a profile analysis of aerospace and defense related displaced personnel; (2) compilation of health manpower employment opportunity data; (3) identification and definition of necessary educational and training programs. It was found that no drastic manpower shortage in the allied health occupations existed in Florida, and profile analysis of the displaced personnel indicated an insignificant number of technically oriented retraining candidates out of the approximately 16% who expressed interest. Because of their average age, past salary experience, and sheer lack of numbers, it was concluded that the displaced personnel pool did not appear suitable for retraining. Statistical data regarding allied health professions and characteristics of the displaced personnel are presented. Appended material includes the employment questionnaire used in the study, and a list of 18 computer analyses performed on the completed questionnaires. The analysis results and tabulations are not presented. The general statement is made that attempts to define training requirements for new occupations without prior determination of needs can only lead to failure. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Florida Technological Univ., Orlando.
Identifiers - Location: Florida