ERIC Number: ED194688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Description of a Simulation Model to Plan Vocational Education, Training and Employment Programs in the United States. A Monograph.
Conroy, William G., Jr.
This monograph describes the Transition to Work Simulator (TWS) so that the National Institute of Education can evaluate its capability in helping recommend policy suggestions to the United States Congress on the future of vocational education in America. (The TWS is a pre-implementation laboratory for testing economic and lifestyle impacts of policy recommendations for human resource development and employment programs. Its chief purpose is to help policy persons understand the functioning of the complex human resource development and utilization process so that policy recommendations can predict outcomes with more certainty.) The monograph is separated into four descriptive sections and focused to facilitate a broad-based, policy-value review. Section 2 describes the human resource development and employment program reference system modeled by TWS. Some specific policy issues TWS might address are discussed in section 3: scaling vocational education programs for specific target groups, coordinating planning, occupational information systems and planning with TWS, and federal funding levels and enrollment changes. Section 4 outlines how TWS works, while section 5 examines national data available within TWS parameters. Appendixes include example output tables and a flow chart of decision tables from the Wisconsin application of TWS. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Data, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Employment Programs, Futures (of Society), Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Models, Outcomes of Education, Policy, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Simulation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Simulation; Transition to Work Simulation; United States
Note: For a related document see ED 171 959.