ERIC Number: ED254682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-25
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Programs in Region 5, the Kokomo, Indiana Area. An Update Manpower Report. Manpower Report 84-7.
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
To assess the need for technology programs in the Kokomo, Indiana area, such 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 Kokomo and the counties surrounding it were compiled. The researchers formulated projected requirements for engineering technicians, computer programmers, computer-integrated manufacturing technicians, and quality control specialists 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: development of a computer-integrated manufacturing technology program, provision of training for quality control specialists, development of flexible course offering schedules and special admission and counseling procedures to accommodate the special needs of adult learners, formation of an advisory committee, and increased efforts in the areas of coordination and liaison. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Associate Degrees, Computer Oriented Programs, Continuing Education, Coordination, Demography, Educational Attainment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Supply, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Engineering Technicians, Enrollment Projections, Futures (of Society), Labor Force, Labor Needs, Manufacturing, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Programers, Quality Control, Regional Planning, Supervisors, Supervisory Training, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, 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