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ERIC Number: ED447304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-8
Pages: 11
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The Needs of Intermediate Professions: Middle Engineers and Middle Managers.
Le Nouvel, Jean
In France, intermediate professions are jobs for holders of the professional baccalaureate plus 2-4 years of additional study. Intermediate technological education supplies a qualification that comes between secondary education and the qualified engineer. These people have a practical background that combines knowledge with skills and an ability to grasp the know-how of the firm. Between the technician who operates directly in the production process and the engineer or manager who is placed upstream of this process (creating, organizing, and forecasting), current economies need professionals on the ground at the intermediate level. The need for a middle manager or middle engineer has become obvious, one able to understand and master the production process, able to adapt, party to technological changes, and with the skill to be the interface between technician or employee and engineer or manager. There is no technological teaching apart from that immersed in the economic fabric of companies. The teacher must be master of a certain amount of knowledge and of know-how; be familiar with technological reality; be party to training that includes lessons, tutorials, and practical work; have the desire and means to form a partnership with the company; and be adaptable. This type of teaching is expensive, but the cost is lessened by increased internal output and profitability through exchange channels with firms. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France