Adult Education: Industrial Universities

Half the knowledge of today's engineering graduate will be obsolete in a decade, and half of what he will need to know then has not yet been discovered. "If you're not studying all the time," says J. M. Shelton, production foreman at aerospace-minded Ling-Temco-Vought in Dallas, "you're going to wake up without a job." Matching the pace of onrushing technology is a matter of business survival — and the reason that company-financed schooling is the fastest-growing form of adult education in the U.S.

Last week in Flint, Mich., General Motors Institute, an accredited...

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