ERIC Number: ED254681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
The Needs for Technology Programs in Grant County, Indiana, with Relationships to Surrounding Counties and Their Educational Programs. Manpower Report 84-2.
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
A study assessed the need for technology programs in Grant County, Indiana. After compiling background data (population projections for the region, the educational level of adults living in the region, and the number and size of firms located in the area), concerning Grant County and the counties surrounding it, the researchers formulated projected requirements for engineering technicians, computer programmers, and supervisors in the area. Next, these projections were corroborated through interviews with representatives of local industries and appropriate agencies and by comparing the local projections with national employment projections for the same occupations. As a result of an analysis of these data the following actions were recommended: authorization to implement a two-year supervision technology associate degree program in the city of Marion, provision of related adult continuing education and service courses, formation of a supervision technology advisory committee, and implementation of further labor force and training needs studies and plans. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Associate Degrees, Continuing Education, Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Engineering Technicians, Enrollment Projections, Futures (of Society), Labor Force, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Programers, Regional Planning, Supervisors, Supervisory Training, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technology, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana