Title: Quality control related education and training as Continuing Engineering Education in Japan

Authors: Kaneichiro lmai

Addresses: Director, Japan Technology Transfer Association, 26-6 Minami-Aoyama, I-chome Minato-ku, Tokyo 107, Japan

Abstract: Almost 30 years ago the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers started running courses on quality control and related aspects of engineering for supervisors, engineering technicians, engineers and managers. Several professional societies in Japan had worked to promote QC, to improve the quality of products, and to improve productivity. All of these activities relating to QC are undertaken by private organisations in Japan. The author approaches the subject from an historical viewpoint, and examines the trend towards continuing education.

Keywords: company-wide quality control; CWQC; total quality control; TQC; quality circles; Japan; training; continuing engineering education; continuing education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1990.030350

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1990 Vol.1 No.1, pp.85 - 97

Published online: 15 Dec 2009 *

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