ERIC Number: ED338862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational and Qualification Structures in the Field of Environmental Protection in the Metal and Chemical Industries in the United Kingdom.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
A study analyzed the occupational structure and qualifications associated with the field of environmental protection in the metal and chemical industries in the United Kingdom. The analysis included nine case studies based on interviews with firms in the chemicals and metals sectors. Information was gathered within an analytical framework that included functional areas of work, occupational families, core tasks, and modules of competence for selected jobs. Lists of the requirements for each of these areas were compiled. The study concluded that environmental management comprises environmental awareness and technical ability. It also determined that there will be a need for wider awareness of pollution control and for multiskilled employees. Areas of potential training needs identified were in senior management, lower management and supervision, scientific and technological training, and operative training. Three possible areas of skill shortages were identified: environmental management strategies, environmental audits/monitoring, and conformance assessment. Eight actions were recommended, with five enabling factors suggested. (Appendixes, which compose about two-thirds of the report, include the United Kingdom Standard Occupational Classification and the nine case studies.) (KC)
Descriptors: Chemical Industry, Competence, Developed Nations, Educational Needs, Emerging Occupations, Employment Qualifications, Environmental Standards, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Job Analysis, Labor Force Development, Metal Industry, Occupational Information, Pollution, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
UNIPUB, 4661-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391 (Catalogue No. HX-71-91-251-EN-C: $8.61).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers: Environmental Protection; United Kingdom