ERIC Number: ED282067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
The Skill and Training Implications of New Technologies: Some Issues. Training Policies Discussion Paper No. 10.
In contrast to high technologies generally developed in the industrialized countries, technological development in the new industrial countries is mostly characterized by innovative efforts to change imported technologies over a period of time. Economic and social impacts of the introduction of new technologies include the significant reduction of work phases in the production cycle; significant reduction in the labor force needed for producing a given level of output; improved quality of life benefitting both the producers and consumers of goods and services; changes in the distribution of employment between sectors; change in job structure and content; and changed skill and knowledge requirements of the labor force. The new technologies may have a significant impact on how the work and production processes are organized and on the content of individual job and work tasks. These changes at the workplace have significant implications for the skills and qualifications profile of various categories of the labor force, from top management personnel to skilled workers. Technological change implies changes in enrollment policy as well as in training policy as regards training content and the structure of the training delivery system. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
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