ERIC Number: ED210495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Designing and Implementing a Computerized Information Management System for Employment Demand Data in Agriculture/Agribusiness.
Berkey, Arthur L.; Cooper, Gloria S.
Planning for educational programs in agriculture/agribusiness demands knowledge of future employment demand for various occupations. At present, a functional and comprehensive occupational information system for agriculture/agribusiness does not exist. Systems that do exist, such as the Occupational Information System (OIS) and the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) occupational classification system, do not accurately convey the myriad of job titles represented in agriculture/agribusiness, nor provide reliable projections of future demands for these occupations. A project at Cornell University attempted to create a comprehensive system for agriculture/agribusiness. Agricultural employers in New York State were surveyed, and information on job titles obtained from the survey was correlated with OIS job title codes and DOT codes wherever possible. The project provided survey data and job title lists on magnetic tape, accessible by several approaches. These files provide data for researchers and for refinements of the DOT and OIS systems and a beginning stage of the comprehensive computerized occupational information system in agriculture/agribusiness that is needed for future education planning. (KC)
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Occupations, Data Collection, Demand Occupations, Educational Planning, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Processing, Information Retrieval, Information Storage, Information Systems, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Occupational Information
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cornell University NY; Dictionary of Occupational Titles; Occupational Information System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 1981).