ERIC Number: ED216168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing for High Technology: Strategies for Change.
Faddis, Constance; And Others
In order to help postsecondary technical colleges to keep abreast of changing technology, a study was conducted (1) to investigate the current and future status of three high technology areas in terms of their impacts on occupations, labor demand, and training requirements; and (2) to provide guidelines to help colleges change their programs to meet the demands of these changing industries. The first section of this report presents a brief survey of the impact of new technologies on selected industries and occupations. The technological innovations reviewed are telecommunications, computer applications, and advanced manufacturing technologies (including robotics). Each review includes examples of major applications and leading user groups. Effects of the innovations on labor demand and occupations are reported and forecasts of anticipated effects on job content, skills, and skill levels are reviewed for workers in technician-level jobs. The second section presents an analysis of technological advancement in the marketplace and the ways postsecondary colleges can respond to such advancements. Recommended strategies for early assessment and a more rapid and successful response by postsecondary colleges are discussed. (KC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Oriented Programs, Curriculum Development, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Improvement, Skill Development, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Technology, Telecommunications, Training Methods, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD 230, $4.25; quantity discounts available--see last page of document).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.