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ERIC Number: EJ769298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Engine-Building Contest Inspires Future Automotive Technicians
Kraft, Thomas; Morphew, Rick; Norris, Gerald
Tech Directions, v64 n2 p14-15 Sep 2004
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the requirement for automotive technicians will increase 17 percent by 2008 from the 10-year period starting in 1998. In numbers, this translates to the need for an additional 132,000 technicians over the 790,000 that existed in 1998. The nation is currently losing 10 percent of its automotive technicians per year due to retirement, career changes, and other reasons. In addition, the county needs highly qualified technicians, because today's automobile has more computer technology than the entire Apollo space program. Because of these statistics, Southeast Community College (SCC) at Milford, Nebraska, has organized an engine building contest to attract students. This article reports the details of this contest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska