ERIC Number: ED045822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project VISION (Vocational Information System Involving Occupational Needs). An Experiment With Occupational Needs Projection Techniques.
Wisconsin State Employment Service, Madison.
In this project, five alternative methods of forecasting labor supply and demand in an urban labor market were compared in order to determine the optimal method for supplying labor market information to public vocational education systems. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin SMSA was chosen as the site of the project. The project determined the extent to which information provided by state employment services meets the goals of the Vocational Education Act of 1963. The study found that curriculum planning can be served best by current employment estimates and short-run projections for specific occupations. Although none of the five methods was found to be fully satisfactory, the report recommends the use of a modified Area Skill Survey technique, possibly combined with certain aspects of other techniques for particular situations. The appendixes constitute a major part of the report, incorporating substantial back-up material for the five methods appraised. (BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Employment Service, Madison.