ERIC Number: ED221651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Statewide Occupational Matrix. Final Report.
West, B. R.
A project was undertaken to develop an occupational matrix in the vocational service area of Industrial Electricity and Electronics. To develop the matrix, researchers administered a mail survey to employers in the following occupational areas: non-electrical machinery, electricity and electronic equipment, miscellaneous repair services, radio and TV repair, electrical and electronic repair shops, armature rewinding shops, and repair services. Respondents were asked to list job titles for their given area of concern, list the number of employees for each job title, and distribute the job titleholders' time across the various work categories. Based on 23 usable responses obtained (a 12.99 percent response rate), researchers constructed separate occupational matrices for the manufacturing categories and for the repair shop and services categories. Because of the small response rate and because of the large number of responses of "non-applicable," it was concluded that the survey population was not representative of the area needing study. Recommendations included calls for further study of the industrial electronics/electricity area and for similar studies in other areas. (The survey and the matrices are included in the report.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Performance Based Industrial Training, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.