Author: Fred S. Rice (Indiana State University)
The availability and use of professional certifications are on the increase in many diverse technological areas of the workforce such as construction (Dunn, 2003; Ferrantella, 2000), engineering (Gowder, 2002), education (Csapo, 2002), information (Brook- shire, 2000; Matthys, 2002), human resources (Glister, 2000; Tomlinson, 2001), and the health industry (Ukens, 2003). Many employers are considering professional certification as an integral benchmark in determining employee knowledge and skill level (Alexander, 1998; Hubble & Taylor, 2003; Sunoo, 1999) and in turn, many employees are using certification to enhance their career potential (Cohen, 2001; Karr, 2001; Kuhl, 1999).
Keywords: certification|environmental issues|professional development|research|research methods
How to Cite: Rice, F. S. (2005) “A Relational Study of Wisconsin’s Water Operator Certification Program”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. 21(1).