ERIC Number: ED338815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-15
Industry to Education Technology Transfer Program. Composite Materials--Personnel Development. Final Report.
Tomezsko, Edward S. J.
A composite materials education program was established to train Boeing Helicopter Company employees in the special processing of new filament-reinforced polymer composite materials. During the personnel development phase of the joint Boeing-Penn State University project, an engineering instructor from Penn State completed a 5-month, full-time resident training program in the Boeing plant in June 1988. The instructor received in-depth training in the basic skills of composite layup, cure, fabrication, and assembly. A categorized reference library was initiated based on information gathered during the residency. Future plans were for research, design, and field testing of courses for a composite materials technology program, both in a credit and noncredit format, and use of a variety of funding models to support the program's continuance, including personal expense, tuition loans and grants, tuition reimbursement by industry, and federal and manpower employment training programs. (Attachments and appendixes, amounting to over three-fourths of the report, include resumes, letters of support, background and general information on Boeing, information on composite materials, data on projected manpower needs, a chronological list of program highlights, and program schedule bar chart.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Aerospace Industry, Air Transportation, Aviation Education, Aviation Technology, Corporate Support, Curriculum Development, Labor Force Development, Polymers, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Staff Development, Technical Education, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., Media. Delaware Campus.