Cover: How Shall We Employ the Technically Trained?

How Shall We Employ the Technically Trained?

Published 1971

by Victor Gilinsky

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A discussion of the present aerospace unemployment as a recurrent problem caused by the manner in which individuals are trained and used to generate technology. We should avoid solutions that do not solve the future operation of the advanced technology sector. Past flexibility meant discarding older, experienced employees in favor of new university graduates. Permanent revitalization of the advanced technology sector is necessary: (1) Reform graduate education by reducing university training to fundamentals. (2) Provide regular access to reeducation. (3) Divide a career into work and study modes. (4) Facilitate changes of professions or occupations by financing adults with families. (4) Control numbers of university graduates through feedback of society's and industry's needs. Possibly industries should provide a limited form of guaranteed employment. The potential of the technically trained is underutilized; society cannot choose wisely among its options if individuals become a disposable commodity. 11 pp.

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