ERIC Number: ED253723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Needs Assessment: A Planning Process.
This report presents results of a study undertaken to develop and test a procedure for assessing secondary vocational education needs. Chapter I is a brief introduction. Chapter II describes the employment and occupational growth patterns of Gallatin County, Montana. Together with the narrative, 10 tables illustrate basic employment growth, employment growth by industry, changes in occupational growth, earnings by occupation and by industry, female and male occupational distribution, and occupational projections. Chapter III describes the methodology used to conduct this study. First, discussion focuses on an informal survey in three target schools to gather information on graduates and school leavers in school year 1982-83 and thus to provide a beginning framework for evaluating the general performance of secondary vocational education programs. Two tables present summary results showing employment/school status of former vocational education students and status by program area. Second, results are presented of a statewide followup survey for both secondary and postsecondary vocational education programs for comparison with the Gallatin County survey. Three tables illustrate results. Based on the information gathered, recommendations discussed in chapter IV concern the following needs: additional data, continuation of student tracking, and career placement information. (Surveys are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena. Dept. of Vocational Education Services.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Montana (Gallatin County)