ERIC Number: ED239039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Wyoming Business and Office Occupations Survey for Entry-Level Employment Competencies.
Fairchild, Patricia; Gilligan, Joyce
This survey was conducted by the Vocational Programs Unit of the State Department of Education and the State Steering Committee for Business and Office Education in Wyoming to facilitate the determination of business and office education state standards. The survey was mailed to 208 businesses in the state asking for responses to the degree of need for entry-level skills in the following competency areas: typing, shorthand, telephone techniques, mathematics and calculator, accounting/bookkeeping, recording, filing, records management, grooming, mailing, leadership, human relations, business knowledge, data processing, reprographics, organization/time management, and written communications. The businesses were asked to place their office positions in the following professional areas: specialized office employees (secretaries), general office employees (typists, mail clerks), bookkeeping/accounting positions, and computer and related positions. Responses were received from 109 businesses (52 percent response). Data were analyzed and compiled into tables according to order of importance as "required,""desired," or "unnecessary" for each competency in each type of job. The most required skills overall were typing, telephone techniques, recordkeeping, grooming, mailing, human relations, business knowledge, organization/time management, and written communications. The tables specify which other skills were most required or needed in each of the four areas, and show that mathematics and calculator skills were least needed except in the bookkeeping/accounting and computer and related positions. (KC)
Descriptors: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Education, Business Skills, Clerical Occupations, Competence, Competency Based Education, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Entry Workers, Filing, Job Skills, Office Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Recordkeeping, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Typewriting, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.