Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 1993

Course Number

ENGT 510


In order to enhance American competitiveness in the world market, the work force must adopt new technologies and techniques of manufacturing. This cannot be achieved if the work force does not have the basic learning, analytic, and reasoning skills necessary. There is a gap between job requirements and available skills. America has a secondary education that is weaker than its German and Japanese counterparts despite having many of the top higher educational institutions in the world. We identify the important projections, critical issues, and current and future work force requirements. This is necessary in order to take crucial steps in rebuilding or restructuring the American educational system.


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