Technical education, work force training, and U.S. competitiveness: hearing before the Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, September 17, 1991
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Technology and Competitiveness
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1992 - Law - 332 pages
This document records the oral and written testimony given at a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on technical training and productivity. Witnesses who provided testimony included an official of the National Science Foundation, several administrators of manufacturing companies, a representative of community colleges, and representatives of the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Education. Witnesses testified about the need for better educated workers now and in the future, and they described programs in community colleges and manufacturing that have been training employees successfully and raising productivity. In general, most witnesses supported H.R. 2936 and H.R. 3507, which would create technical education centers and improve the technical training of youths and adult employees. Many of those who testified stressed the need to educate and train those youths who do not go to a four-year college so that they will have the flexibility and the skills to compete in the work force of the future. Most of the discussion focused on technical skills and higher-level reading skills, rather than on basic literacy education. (KC)
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