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ERIC Number: EJ846117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
The Outlook in Engineering-Related Technology Fields
Weeks, Peggie
New Directions for Community Colleges, n146 p69-76 Sum 2009
Community colleges have a long and impressive history of preparing a well-qualified technical workforce to meet the immediate and short-term needs of local and regional industries. Programs range from certificates in areas such as drafting, computer-aided design, and automotive technology to associate degrees in electrical and mechanical technologies, manufacturing, and chemical and process technologies, to name just a few. This article looks to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and makes some general assumptions about what constitutes engineering-related technology occupations. The author discusses the challenges and opportunities for students and colleges in this occupational area. Practical suggestions on how colleges can respond are offered. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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