4.2 Skilled Manpower Requirements
Industrial development has depended on foreign technicians
during the past two decades in Iran.
It turned out that despite the fact that Iran's industry
possessed moderate R & D teams and Iran had excellent engineering schools,
the transfer of technology seemed impossible due to the shortage of technicians.
Therefore the education of skilled manpower became the prime objective of our
development plan. In addition to the above-mentioned requirements for industry,
agriculture and commerce, the attraction of post secondary school graduates
towards TVE institutions will relieve the general (academic) education system of
the country from the pressures imposed upon it, therefore improving the quality
of its graduates. This also indicates that raising the value of TVE education
indirectly enhances the quality of academic