ERIC Number: ED212772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
New and Changing Occupations. Documenting "Evidence of Need" for New Occupational Training Programs and Changes in Existing Occupational Training Programs.
Stembridge, James E., Jr.
Products and materials are provided from an Oregon project to define "new" and "changing" occupations for which training programs are needed and to determine guidelines to document "evidence of need." The legislative reference is addressed and pertinent literature is reviewed. Developed to establish the level of need of individual training programs or changes in existing programs, the guidelines begin with the definitions of new and changing occupations. They are designed to be adaptable to all agencies in planning occupation-oriented education and training, including community colleges, Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, higher education, apprenticeship, and proprietary school programs. Presented in outline form with detailed explanation following, guidelines cover these topics: occupational description, brief description of training required, employment projections, factors supporting employment projections, occupational characteristics, employee characteristics, and sources of information. Appendixes, amounting to approximately two-thirds of the report, include three examples of the guidelines in use for interpreter for the deaf, work processing specialist, and software technician; concept paper; subcommittee minutes; national compilation of new and emerging occupations; and bibliography. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Salem.
Identifiers: Emerging Occupations; Oregon