ERIC Number: ED198006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Development of Manpower for Water Pollution Control.
American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Rockville, MD.; MAXIMA Corp., Silver Spring, MD.
Presented is a study and recommendations regarding the role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in developing skilled water quality control personnel. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers, which conducted this analysis, concludes that the federal role should be a major one. Furthermore, the present EPA policy of leaving labor force development primarily to marketplace influences is inappropriate and fails to respond to a national need. The EPA should take a leadership position in assuring and financially supporting an appropriately trained environmental workforce of adequate size. The documentation offered includes college enrollment figures, results of a survey of a panel of individuals with knowledge of labor force problems, and descriptions of existing training systems. (Author/WB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Rockville, MD.; MAXIMA Corp., Silver Spring, MD.