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ERIC Number: EJ897821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
A Trend Analysis of Manufacturing-Related Program Graduates of Community and Technical Colleges: Great Lakes and Plains Regions
Eighmy, Myron A.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v17 n1 p30-44 Fall 2009
Manufacturers in the United States are struggling to recruit and hire high-skilled workers needed to maintain productivity and to compete globally. While the total number employed in the manufacturing sector is shrinking, the demand for high-skilled workers has increased. Community and technical colleges have traditionally been an important source of high-skilled workers. This article analyzes the completion trends in manufacturing-related programs in community and technical colleges in the Great Lakes and Plains regions. Data for 10 four-digit program series and 41 six-digit program codes were retrieved from the National Center for Educational Statistic Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Short-term and long-term completions trends for the period 1996-2005 were identified for 12 states. Findings of this study, though not encouraging, add to the understanding of the skills shortage. (Contains 21 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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