ERIC Number: ED163183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
New Technologies and Training in Metalworking.
Belitsky, A. Harvey
This report reviews the role of technological factors in metalworking and the training required to adapt to new metalworking technologies. Focus is on whether firms that have adopted the new technologies have encountered obstacles in training and developing the skills of their work forces. The report is organized in three parts. Parts I and II draw upon several public and private surveys and studies plus telephone and written contacts with persons in industry, unions, trade and professional associations, and training institutions. Two recent innovations, programmable controllers and programmable hand calculators, are considered, along with the more familiar numerical control, in part I. Part I also briefly discusses powder metallurgy and "nontraditional" machining. Part II deals with training requirements and sources of training. It describes several programs in educational institutions outside the industry. The third part, four case studies in training in metalworking, considers different firms of varying size and technology. Two of the case studies deal with sources of, and needs for, numerical control (NC) training. The other two describe training for powder metallurgy and electrochemical machining. Implications are drawn for productivity and the quality of working life in the metalworking industries. References and descriptions of federal government publications related to training and technology are included. (CT)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Needs, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Needs, Metal Industry, Metal Working, Metallurgy, Numerical Control, Productivity, Skill Development, Skilled Workers, Technological Advancement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 052-003-00577-8)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Productivity and Quality of Working Life, Washington, DC.