ERIC Number: ED356371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-28
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Needs to Effectively Compete in High-Technology Markets. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and the Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
This document records the oral and written testimony of witnesses at a Congressional hearing on U.S. needs for training in high technology areas. Testimony was given by local officials, corporate officials, a union representative, and two professors of engineering from universities in Indiana. Testimony centered on jobs and job training, reforming the education system, and international competition. Witnesses testified that government regulations that cause excess paperwork and prevent industries from being competitive should be changed. They also talked about the burdensome health care system that saps productivity with ever-rising costs as well as the need for workers to learn new skills. Skills in life management, conflict resolution, cooperation, and problem solving were advocated for workers. Witnesses also advocated more cooperative problem solving and strategizing by the various sectors of the economy. (KC)
Descriptors: Competition, Dislocated Workers, Economic Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Hearings, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, State Programs, Technological Advancement
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.