ERIC Number: ED197056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education and Employment: Building a Basis for Planning in Minnesota.
Copa, George H.; Salem, M. Nagi
This report discusses the procedure used to provide information describing the present and projected interference between labor supply and demand as a part (Table I) of the Minnesota State Plan for Vocational-Technical Education. Chapter 1 briefly reviews previous and on-going research work which serves as a basis for the procedure. Chapters 2 and 3 detail steps in estimating labor market supply from vocational education at the secondary and postsecondary levels, including estimating (1) the number of high school graduates and number of them taking vocational education or the number of graduates from postsecondary vocational education programs, (2) the number of graduates -- obtaining employment, and (3) the number obtaining employment in specific occupations. Two tables (one of them lengthy) incorporating these data are presented as exhibits. Chapter 4 describes steps in projecting labor market demand: estimating total employment in specific occupations, estimating annual job openings in specific occupations, and listing total employment and annual job openings. The final chapter contains a series of recommended next steps to further improve the information for use in decision making about vocational education. Minnesota Secondary School Follow-up System and Minnesota Vocational Follow-up Student Questionnaires are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Note: Some tables will not reproduce well due to small print.