ERIC Number: ED370813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Gaining the Competitive Edge: Critical Issues in Science and Engineering Technician Education.
Collins, Timothy W.; And Others
In an effort to explore critical issues important to the development of high quality science and engineering technicians, 115 technicians, technician educators, government representatives, and employer gathered in July 1993 to provide recommendations for future activities and projects designed to improve the quality of the U.S. technician workforce. This document provides a discussion of workshop activities. Included are: (1) a brief summary of the state of technician workforce; (2) workshop reports which includes "Professionalism of Technician Careers,""Alliances,""Faculty,""Human Resources Issues--Recruitment, Retention, and Placement,""Curriculum and Program Development," and "Secondary School Education for Technical Careers"; (3) sections on issues and recommendations for each workshop report topics; and (4) implications for policy. Also included are abstracts from selected preconference papers and the following articles: (1) "What Do Technicians Do?" by Stephen R. Barley; (2) "Education for Engineering and Industrial Technicians in the Reinvestment Economy" by Lawrence J. Wolf; (3) "One Society's Response to Technician Needs" by Kenneth M. Chapman; and (4) "Critical Issues in Science and Engineering Technician Education Invitational Workshop, Summary Comments" by George R. Boggs. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.