ERIC Number: ED268351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Computers in the Workplace: Selected Issues. Report No. 19.
National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.
This policy statement and report on computers and jobs examines some of the changes that are affecting jobs and the preparation of both young people and adults for those jobs. The policy statement addresses these selected issues: preparation of firms and new and experienced workers for the introduction of computers into the workplace, the role of schools and training institutions, and information needs to aid policymaking. Findings are that existing strategies for adopting computers are appropriate for handling human resource adjustments; careful planning is the key to effective integration; good basic skills continue to be critical; computer skills are an addition to, not a replacement for, other job skills; and education and training institutions should make changes in course offerings and procedures. The staff report that comprises most of this document assesses some employment consequences of the "computer revolution." Topics include the spread of computers, computers' effects on jobs, the role of human resource decisions, job loss and worker displacement, current estimates and projections of displaced workers, the amount of computer training workers need, and the role of educational institutions. Listings of reports and publications of the National Commission for Employment Policy are attached. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Career Education, Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computers, Dislocated Workers, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Job Training, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Reduction in Force, Retraining, Role of Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.