ERIC Number: ED039326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Arkansas Vocational Training Programs in Relation to Economic Development, Part I-Occupational Needs and Employment Projections. Industrial Research and Extension Center Publication No. L-6.
Troutman, Frank H.; And Others
To assist educators and employers in manpower planning and development, this study attempted to provide a useful and comprehensive picture of the number and kinds of occupational skills needed in Arkansas in the next decade. The study estimated future manpower needs by applying a target year industry-occupational matrix to industry employment projections and aggregating the results. A technique for ascertaining critical skill shortages based on employment service data on unfilled job openings was used to determine short-range training requirements. Basic assumptions of the study were that the State must continue to experience a small net immigration until 1975 and an unemployment rate no higher than 4.0 percent. A recent study by the Industrial Research and Extension Center showed that 149,000 persons could benefit from some form of training or education. Tables with information about unfilled openings, employment projections, and employment estimates by major occupational groups are included in the report. A survey of vocational school performance and an evaluation of programs and recommendations are available as VT 010 562 and VT 010 560. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (BC)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Employment Projections, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Program Evaluation, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Industrial Research and Extension Center, College of Business Administration, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas 72005
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Washington, DC.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Industrial Research and Extension Center.