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ERIC Number: ED353390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-2-108114-1
The Impact of Technological Change on Work and Training. Tripartite European Meeting on the Impact of Technological Change on Work and Training (Geneva, Switzerland, October 28-November 2, 1991).
International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
The first part of this report examines the relationship of technological change to employment and work. After a brief introduction, chapter 1 discusses new technology and labor productivity versus employment, emphasizing the effects of labor-saving machinery and changes in specific sectors of employment, such as electrical machinery, communications services, financial services, printing and publishing, and textiles and clothing. Chapter 2 looks at the effects of technological change on occupational structure and skills. Chapter 3 concerns coping with the effects of technological change on employment. The second part of the report looks at training for new technology. After an introduction, chapter 4 examines the issues involved in training under conditions of change and uncertainty. Chapter 5 discusses apprenticeship, project work, and "sandwich" courses that combine school-based programs with hands-on training. Chapter 6 gives a brief overview of four in-house training programs at Avionics, Corning Glass, Motorola, and Siemens. Chapter 7 gives an overview of technology training institutions that provide similar services for small and medium-sized companies in Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Chapter 8 summarizes the issues involved in technological change and employment and discusses special consideration with respect to Eastern Europe. Several points for further discussion are offered. (CML)
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, CH-1211 Geneva 22, Switzerland (15 Swiss francs).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Europe; Germany; Switzerland; United Kingdom