ERIC Number: ED427827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Defining Environmental Technology. A Report from the "Defining Environmental Technology" Workshop (St. Louis, MO, March 13-15, 1996).
Advanced Tech. Environmental Education Center, Bettendorf, IA.
This workshop identified and defined environmental technology occupations, particularly at the technician level. The resulting report aims to enhance counselor, teacher, and student awareness of environmental careers at the technician level, and ultimately to address the environmental workforce needs of business, industry, and government by providing educators with the information necessary to develop relevant curriculum that prepares students for environmental technology careers. Following an introduction to the ATEEC workshop, the report includes: (1) a chart defining environmental technology; (2) a list of occupational categories, with position titles and broad job function descriptions for the divisions of air, field services, information management systems, laboratory services, natural resources management, pollution prevention, regulatory affairs (government and industry), remediation, safety and health, solid and hazardous waste, and water/wastewater; and (3) issues and trends, which consists of participant responses to the following three questions: (1) What is the most important contribution community colleges can make to the environmental technology field?; (2) What are the emerging trends in the environmental technology field, particularly at the technician level?; and (3) What types of certification do business and industry recommend for technician-level occupations? (AS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Tech. Environmental Education Center, Bettendorf, IA.