The operations of the International Center are under the management of Dennis J. Palmer, who is a native of South Africa. This Center comes under the scope of the Technical Education Department of which Fred Scheuer is Director.
In Mr. Palmer's words, "The basic function of the school, besides providing technical training in electronic equipment to members of the International Division, is to provide guidance and support to all International schools in the conduct of technically associated instructional programs. These are mainly to promote effective worldwide instruction in the service and maintenance of electronic data processing systems and other products marketed by the corporation. These programs include a definition of service strategies, training philosophies, development and validation of course syllabi, on-the-job training programs and instructor development and upgrading on the latest technological innovations. We also have the capacity to provide library and information services to other schools in the International Division."
In regard to the average training time of students attending the school, Mr. Palmer said: "The shortest course we teach is three days on the Class 18 Calculator. This, of course, only qualifies the technician to repair certain aspects of this machine. The longest training is in the region of