Accession Number : ADA223282


Title :   United States Air Force High School Apprenticeship Program: 1989 Program Management Report. Volume 2


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Darrah, Rodney C ; Cavender, Claude


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a223282.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 609


Abstract : In the near future the United States may face shortages of scientists and engineers in fields such as physics, electronic engineering, computer science and aeronautical engineering. High School students are currently not selecting to prepare for careers in these areas in numbers large enough to match the projected needs in the United States. The Air Force faces 'a formidable challenge - the acquisition and retention of the technological competence needed to ensure a strong national security, both in-house and in the industrial and academic base which supports defense preparedness.' The Director of the Office and Science of Technology Policy in the Executive Office in the President in 1979 responded to this need by requesting the federal agencies to incorporate in their contract research programs the mechanisms to stimulate career interests in science and technology in high school students showing promise in these areas. The Air Force High School Apprenticeship Program is an example of the response to this. (JES)


Descriptors :   *SCHOOLS , *CAREERS , *STUDENTS , POLICIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , ACQUISITION , CONTRACTS , COMPUTERS , SECONDARY , ENGINEERING , PHYSICS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , EXECUTIVES , INDUSTRIES , AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING , ELECTRONICS , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE