Date of Award
Master of Arts
Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. John A. Buelke
Dr. Joseph W. Giachino
Dr. George E. Kohrman
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Problem and Its Setting
During the past few years, nationally prominent industrial and educational leaders have been concerned with the present shortages of engineers and technically trained personnel. These leaders appear to be concerned with the utilization of manpower and in present and future educational patterns which will insure an ample supply of technically competent personnel.1
Staff members of Western Michigan University are also concerned with the technician. In fact, 243 students were graduated from thirteen Industrial Technology curriculums during the period of 1955 through 1959. It is believed that the school has been effective in meeting the needs of its students in these areas. However, in no instance have data been collected which would either support or disprove this belief.
King, "A Follow-Up Study of Industrial Technology Graduates from Western Michigan University" (1960). Master's Theses. 4818.