CREST 10: Science and Technology Skilled Workforce and Related Educational Issues

Release Date: August 6, 1999 | Last Updated Date: August 6, 1999

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This paper, part of a series prepared for the California Report on the Environment for Science and Technology (CREST), includes a small number of case studies of selected growth industries to investigate perceptions of workforce needs at various organizational levels. It also investigates what is known in the field of K-16 education about the extent and quality of opportunities for students to move through the various pipelines that generate needed talent.

The first comprehensive assessment of the state’s science and technology indicators, CREST draws on extensive research and analysis and offers recommendations for how industry leaders, academic planners, and state policy makers can respond more effectively to a high-tech economy. CREST addresses the absence of a regularly executed strategic planning process for the California economy by providing essential information upon which strategic and tactical decisions can be based.