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ERIC Number: ED307916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-15
Pages: 7
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Developing a Technology Resource Center: The OSU Tech Experience.
Hensley, S. Michael
In order to help meet the economic development needs of the state, Oklahoma State University Technical Branch at Okmulgee (OSU Tech) has developed two initiatives. First, OSU Tech has focussed student training on degree programs in advancing technologies, such as avionics, electronics, and robotics. Second, the college has developed a Technology Resource Center (TRC) to help companies test new products, analyze rapidly evolving technologies, and develop their human capital. Currently, four TRC programs are in various stages of development: (1) the External Educational Linkages program, which offers task-specific technical training courses for federally funded job-training agencies and private firms; (2) the Advanced Manufacturing Center, which provides technical assistance and computer training to small manufacturing companies; (3) the Advancing Technology Product Development program, which is promoting faculty collaboration with private companies; and (4) the Oklahoma Rural Economic Renewal Project, which will be a community-based economic development process rooted in traditional values. As the economy becomes increasingly dependent upon technology, schools such as OSU Tech must be able to produce graduates who can advance product research, cost-effectively manufacture advanced products, and infuse the workplace with technological expertise. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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