Industrial Technology Program Enhancement: The Importance of Strategic Planning

  • Dan C. Brown (Illinois State University)
  • Ron Meier (Illinois State University)


In today’s rapidly changing, reconfigurable workplace, work has become information-oriented and knowledge-intensive. To keep up with these workplace changes, a new fundamental approach to the process of oversee- ing the education and training of the 21st century workforce has emerged. Success, in this intensely competitive, global, market-driven economy de- pends on having capable “educational processes,” and ample resources to enhance or optimize these processes. In the context of higher education, the ma- jor input resource for a process capable community college or university is a well designed strategically managed educational system. It could be argued that this has tremendous implications at the program level for industrial technology programs.

Keywords: administration|higher education|leadership|management|quality

How to Cite:

Brown, D. C. & Meier, R., (2005) “Industrial Technology Program Enhancement: The Importance of Strategic Planning”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 21(4).



Published on
01 Oct 2005