A survey of data processing education in industry and government in Piedmont North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
William Campbell Andrews (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lawrence Sorohan

Abstract: The purpose of this survey is to determine the training source and number of people actually trained in various types of data processing skills In Piedmont North Carolina. Major skill areas covered in the survey are (l) unit record training; (2) basic computer concepts; (3) basic programming; (4) systems analysis and design; (5) managerial training for programmers and analysts; and (6) orientation for noncomputer executives. In addition, information is available as to course attendance in the Piedmont area, course selection factors, and the effects of separate pricing on DP education. Respondents from the four counties making up the Piedmont Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area were mailed a questionnaire covering the major points mentioned above. Their replies are related to user size per major area surveyed. Prior to separate pricing policies, many users were dependent on their vendor/supplier for training. The majority of respondents now indicate that they will turn to software firms and university/ colleges for their training. The small user is less likely to be able to provide the same type and quality of training to his data processing personnel as the medium user or large user. Cost is the major consideration.

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Language: English
Date: 1970
Electronic data processing $x Study and teaching $z North Carolina
Electronic data processing and industrial relations
Electronic data processing documentation

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