Accession Number : AD0702867

Title :   EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE.

Descriptive Note : Rept. 1 Oct 67-31 Dec 68,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Weed,Herman R. ; Smith,Marion L. ; Frasher,Richard D.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : This contract, a pilot study of Project Innovate Task C, calls for development of programs to update Air Force scientists, engineers, senior technicians, and managers of science and engineering, both military and civilian, who work in research and development at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The programs shall provide current knowledge and information to professional employees to help them stay abreast of rapidly advancing technology in their own and related specialties. Phase I reports identification of needs and available training programs. Needs in continuing education were assessed from: existing personnel and training records, questionnaires distributed to all appropriate personnel at WPAFB, personal interviews with five percent of engineers and scientists, and group interviews with management personnel of all laboratories and divisions. While present level of participation in educational and training programs is sizeable, there is a clear need for greatly expanded educational programs. The nature of these needs and suggested methods for meeting them at WPAFB is described. The Phase II lists recommendations for educational programs to meet the continuing education needs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and suggests the administrative organization for implementing these programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTISTS, *AIR FORCE TRAINING), (*ENGINEERS, AIR FORCE TRAINING), PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, MILITARY PERSONNEL, EDUCATION, MOTIVATION, PLANNING, RETRAINING, QUESTIONNAIRES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE