ERIC Number: ED263314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Training for Work in the Computer Age: How Workers Who Use Computers Get Their Training.
Goldstein, Harold; Fraser, Bryna Shore
Data were collected on the training required by people who work with computers, and these data were then used as a basis from which to identify major issues that must be addressed by policymakers concerned with developing computer education and training programs. A total of 196 employers, supervisors, workers, professional societies, unions, schools, training institutions, and computer manufacturers were interviewed to determine what type of training is needed and what type is actually being provided for workers in various occupations. As a result of these interviews, the researchers identified a number of policy issues pertaining to the following areas: the role of schools in computer education, provision of retraining for displaced workers, delivery of training by vendors, choices open to individuals in need of computer education and training, and projected training needs for the future. (This study includes descriptions of 75 occupations requiring computer training and a statistical appendix that compares various bodies of statistics on employment in various computer-using occupations, as well as a six-page list of references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computers, Dislocated Workers, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Practices, Futures (of Society), Industrial Training, Interviews, Job Skills, Job Training, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, On the Job Training, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Retraining, School Business Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Skill Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.