ERIC Number: ED262210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
High Technology Technical Training Needs Assessment. Final Report 1983-84.
Middlesex County Coll., Edison, NJ.
A project sought to produce adequate data on high technology training needs in New Jersey's Middlesex County College's service area. Of 168 individuals at high technology companies who were sent surveys, 52 returned usable surveys. Respondents supplied information on the impact of high technology on the company over the next five years, the company's inhouse education and training practices, outside training sources, and current and future training needs. A computerized database was developed and analyzed to yield results. According to survey respondents, high technology would have a substantial impact. They also indicated that the percentage of professional technical employees will probably increase over the next five years; the need for continuing education and retraining will probably increase over the next five years; higher education needs to play a significant role in satisfying industry's education and training needs; significant current and future training needs are projected; and areas in which there are substantial educational and training needs include computers, robotics, computer-assisted design and manufacturing, automated laboratory techniques, and information management. Areas for future study were recommended. (Appendixes include the instrument and mailing list.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Middlesex County Coll., Edison, NJ.