ERIC Number: ED473595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Training in a Time of Technological Change. Field Hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, Committee on Science. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session (June 24, 2002).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science.
This report presents the testimony and submissions given at a field hearing on workforce training in Michigan. Four expert witness statements follow introductory comments from Vernon J. Ehlers and James A. Barcia, United States Congressmen from Michigan. The statement of Bruce P. Mehlman, the assistant secretary of commerce, assesses the ability of the nation to remain competitive in a global economy and the need for increased emphasis in education on technology. The statement of Cindy Ballard, the director of policy, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, reviews workforce development and training needs research in Michigan. The statement of Tim N. Clark, a researcher at Saginaw Valley State University, examines workforce challenges facing small manufacturers in Michigan. The statement of Robert C. Worthington, Sr., a Michigan manufacturer, outlines obstacles facing industries in the state and offers possible solutions from both government and business. Also included are the witnesses' biographies and financial disclosure statements, as well as a transcript of the discussion that followed the witnesses' testimony. (AJ)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Continuing Education, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Federal State Relationship, Fringe Benefits, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Hearings, High School Students, Information Technology, Interest Inventories, Job Satisfaction, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Turnover, Lifelong Learning, Manufacturing, Needs Assessment, On the Job Training, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Program Costs, Public Policy, Skilled Workers, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Technical Education, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Tenure, Two Year College Students, Undergraduate Students, Wages
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402. For full text (transcript): http://commdocs.house.gov/committees/science/hsy80339.000/hsy8033 9_0f.htm.
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.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan