ERIC Number: ED252736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-10
Reference Count: 0
New Technology Demands New Kinds of Training.
Zanardelli, Wayne R.
The changes brought on by modern technology and the information explosion it supports are revolutionary. The manufacturing industry has always had a commitment to new processes and new technology. Investment in improving productivity through the application of technology is, however, new to the office. Provision of training has become a major issue for which companies are especially unprepared. Filling the enormous hiring requirements created by the growth of technology, especially with the rapidly changing demographics of the work force, is one of the real challenges of the future. Much of the special training required will be done at proprietary business and technical schools that have a long and successful record of responding quickly to demands of the local employment scene, implementing new technology quickly, and producing highly qualified graduates in the shortest amount of time possible. Such schools are characterized by a deep concern for student needs and success, a teaching staff with industry experience, individualized placement, and emphasis on hands-on training; their graduates need only a short on-the-job learning period. Students are attracted by flexibility in programs, courses, and starting times. Private business schools are in a good position to work with industry to provide qualified personnel. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Business, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Industry, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Microcomputers, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Proprietary Schools, School Business Relationship, School Role, Technological Advancement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools (Maui, HI, October 14-17, 1984).