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ERIC Number: ED475154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Identification of the Skills Needed by Workers in Various Segments of the Mountain States Graphic Communications Industry.
Dharavath, H. Naik
The skills needed now and 5 years from now by workers in the graphic communications industry in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming were identified through a mail survey of mountain states printing companies. Of the 478 companies to which surveys were mailed, 64 were returned (response rate, 13.40%). A paired t-test was conducted to identify significant differences between the mean scores regarding current and future demand for skilled workers in the graphic communications industry's four segments. Significant differences were found between the perceptions of current and future demands for 17 of 46 skills studied. In the print management area, the industry representatives perceived a higher future demand for the following skills: plant administration and production management work. In the prepress area, the industry representatives perceived a higher future demand for the following skills: design and layout; typesetting and composition; art and illustration; graphic design; digital camera operation; digital high-end scanner operations; digital and analog proofing; computer to plate; and digital imposition. In the press and printing area, the industry representatives believed that demand would increase for skills related to multicolor Web offset operations, digital black and white printing, and digital color printing. In the binding and finishing area, the industry representatives expected demand for the skills related to the following tasks to increase: automated perfect binding operations; inkjet operations; and miscellaneous finishing operations. (Contains 10 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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