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ERIC Number: ED186762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Current and Future Employment Opportunities in New and Emerging Occupations within Illinois. Final Project Report.
Spetz, Sally H.; And Others
An Illinois project identified new and emerging occupations within the state and determined the types, levels, and distribution of new vocational education curricula needed to meet employment demands for skilled workers in those occupations. Project staff reviewed similar national research efforts, recently enacted Illinois legislation, and technical and trade journals to identify potential new occupations. Telephone contacts were made with over 450 individuals nationwide, representing industries, educational institutions, professional and trade associations, government agencies, labor unions, service organizations, and private employers. Study findings identified seven new and emerging occupations for which new curricula should be offered: biomedical equipment technician, industrial hygiene technician, podiatric assistant, therapeutic recreation technician, swine confinement facility assistant manager, solar energy technician, and halfway house resident manager. Each was described in terms of job duties, educational requirements, typical employers, present sources of workers, linkages with established occupations or industrial sectors, and current and projected estimates of statewide manpower demand. (A curriculum planning and resource guide for each occupation is available separately. See Note.) Further, twelve occupations were identified as potential new and emerging occupations, due to pending legislation, technology, or borderline demand estimates. (Job duties and exclusion criteria are provided for approximately forty occupations which did not qualify.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Conserva, Inc., Raleigh, NC.
Identifiers: Emerging Occupations; Illinois; Industrial Health; Therapeutic Recreation
Note: For related documents see CE 024 424-430.