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Economic and Technology Forecasts for the 80's: Implications for Careers. Proceedings of the Patterns Conference (Rochester Institute of Technology, May 1979).
Nystrom, Dennis; And Others
Selected technological and research areas that may affect emerging careers and work expectations were discussed in the five seminar presentations contained in this proceedings. In the introductory section, Dennis Nystrom outlines the goals of the conference and suggests possible implications. Sar Levitan, in the keynote address, examines the relationship between our increased investment in education and the current decline in national productivity. Gerald H. Miller lists selected economic factors which influence career opportunities and also suggests economic conditions that may affect career choices in the 1980's. May Pat Pennell states that the invention of the transistor and the discovery of the structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid molecule are two major breakthroughs in medical technology and discusses the implications of these developments for careers in the health field. Acknowledging the rapid growth of computers and related technologies, Donald Sanders discusses the changing role of the service technicians who install and repair computers, and industrial and business machines. In the final seminar presentation, Edward A. Johnson suggests that major changes have occurred in the way productive work is done and that there is an increasing need to fit people to jobs through education and retraining, rather than fit jobs to people. R. L. Rinehart summarizes the conference proceedings. (DR)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Computers, Conference Reports, Economic Factors, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Medicine, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Relevance (Education), Retraining, Service Occupations, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis
Rochester Institute of Technology, Center for Community/Junior College Relations, One Comb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New York 14623
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Tech., NY.
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