A Road Map for Human Resources Development to Meet the Requirements of the U.S. Manufacturing Industry by 2005
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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While there are many industries important to our nation, the manufacturing industries are particularly critical. Today, they are being challenged because of the growth and success of international competitors. This paper focuses on related U.S. human resource implications. It addresses several crucial work force issues What types of industrial jobs will exist in the future What skills and training will be required in the manufacturing sector Will our people have the skills needed to sustain the industries that underlie our nations economic strength This paper begins by describing the 18 to 25 year old cohort as of 2005. We address trends in the skill levels of this group, along with an anticipated outlook of the manufacturing industrys work force requirements. Next, to show greater specificity, our research focuses on the aircraft industry. Examples and implications involving the loss of industrial international competitiveness are also included. Finally, as proof of fundamental U.S. education capabilities, we outline existing U.S. military training strategies. To remedy the human resource deficiencies noted, we propose significant revisions to our countrys education system. Our intent is to insure an adequately trained U.S. work force will exist in the 21st century.--Education is the key to the continued viability and competitiveness of the U. S. manufacturing industry in a global economy.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems