ERIC Number: ED023807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Oregon Statewide Study of Systematic Vocational Education Planning, Implementation, Evaluation: Phase I--Manpower Needs, Data-Colection Devices and Occupation Clusters . Exhibit A.
Watson, Donald; And Others
The task of matching people to jobs is made difficult by the cumulative effects of change. Flexibility of the labor force has decreased because of the lack of low skill jobs and the increased employment of women and minority groups. Oregon's research efforts, prompted by need for data by public and private sectors, was directed at ways of obtaining data for educational planning. The central question was one of obtaining maximum return from education's efforts in preparing persons for work and was based on the presumption that public education cannot do it alone. In order to determine the occupations which should receive priority in resource relocation for training programs, three techniques were explored and demonstrated. These were questionnaires, projections by regression techniques, and interindustry analysis and projection (input-output analysis). All three were considered to be supplemental to other available information and subordinate to final analysis by professional and lay policy makers. Interindustry analysis and projection was considered by the researchers to be the most useful technique, but dependence on the others was also necessary. Demonstration of the techniques was with national and Oregon data and considered a necessary step to utilization. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.