EDUCATIONAL NEEDS FOR RIGID PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION

THE CHANGING PICTURE IN PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES IS PRESENTED AND SOME SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED ON NEEDED PROGRAMS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING. COMMUNICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED AS A TOOL FOR TEACHING A SKILL. THE PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL READY MIX CONCRETE ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE ARE WORKING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE TO DEVELOP A 2-YEAR CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS FOR TRAINING WORKERS IN CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY AND VARIOUS JOB CLASSIFICATIONS. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO: (1) PROVIDE COURSE CONTENT AND TEACHING GUIDES FOR AN AREA OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION WHERE NO SUCH TRAINING EXISTS, (2) BROADEN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AN EXPANDING INDUSTRY FOR NON-ACADEMIC POST HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH, (3) PROVIDE A BASIS FOR IN-SERVICE JOB UPGRADING AND OTHER ADULT VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS, (4) REDUCE A CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF SKILLED MANPOWER IN THE GROWING CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDUSTRIES, (5) PROVIDE NEW AVENUES OF EMPLOYMENT FOR PERSONS FROM SOCIALLY OR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED GROUPS, AND (6) INITIATE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAMS TO FILL THE MANPOWER NEEDS OF THE CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDUSTRIES. THE SECOND PHASE OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE A 2-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE THROUGH FIELD TESTS THE LEVEL OF TRAINING FOR WHICH THE BASIC CURRICULM IS DESIGNED. ADAPTATION OF CURRICULUM MATERIALS DEVELOPED IN THE FIRST PHASE FOR OTHER LEVELS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR SPECIFIC OCCUPATIONS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE THIRD PHASE. IT IS ADVISED THAT THERE ARE NEDDS FOR SEVERAL KINDS OF EFFORTS IN CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR BETTER BUILDING OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS. SUGGESTIONS ARE FOR BETTER MANAGEMENT AT THE TOP, BETTER SUPERVISION, BETTER OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT, BETTER SPECIFICATIONS, AND BETTER INSPECTION WHICH CAN ALL BE OBTAINED THROUGH CONTINUING EDUCATION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 36, pp 43-46
  • Publication Date: 1969

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