ERIC Number: ED243510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for the Future. A Study of the Role of the College in Addressing the Educational and Training Interests of the Community with Special Emphasis on the Manpower Needs of Area Employers.
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll., Richmond, VA.
Designed to assist in planning at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC), this report presents the results of a year-long study of local manpower needs and educational and training interests. Chapter I provides background on the school and the purpose of this community manpower assessment study. Chapter II focuses on study methodology, which included surveys of area high school seniors and community households, interviews with community leaders, and an analysis and review of related resources. After chapter III presents the economic framework for the study, chapter IV addresses the community's perceptions of JSRCC and the role it should play in meeting local training requirements. Chapter V looks at the occupations of the future, considering the following topics: the influence of technology; the merger of traditional skills and electronic equipment usage skills; the demand for manufacturing, maintenance, and repair technicians; the influence of an aging population; health care trends; skilled trade occupations; agriculture and horticulture occupations; post-baccalaureate careers; and the demand for supervisory and sales personnel. Chapter VI highlights skills and training needs, while chapter VII considers the occupational choices of local citizens and high school seniors as determined by academic program interest. Chapter VIII provides a rationale for partnership with business and industry, considering the college's role in, mechanisms for, and benefits of such partnerships. Finally, chapter IX offers recommendations for college planning. Survey instruments are appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Planning, Community Surveys, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Job Training, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll., Richmond, VA.