ERIC Number: ED351064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Labor Market Information and Student Follow-Up System.
Stanley, Patricia; Sargent, Susan
The California Community Colleges (CCC) use labor market information and student follow-up data for vocational education program development, implementation, and evaluation. In order to justify the development of new programs and the continuation and review of existing programs, the CCC initiated the Labor Market Information (LMI) system in 1987. The LMI involves the collection of labor market supply and demand data, with assistance from the California Employment Development Department (EDD). In 1987, the EDD produced occupational demand projection for six counties which were matched for vocational education programs at 27 colleges in those counties. Currently, LMIS data are available in 27 counties serving 63 colleges of the CCC. The Student Follow-up System (SFS) identifies student and program needs in vocational education. The SFS consists of a classroom survey and follow-up survey administered to students enrolled in advanced-level vocational education courses. The classroom survey asks students about their educational goals and student services needs, while the follow-up survey is sent to non-returning students requesting information on reasons for attending, courses completed, employment status, and the relationship between employment and course completed. The information from the LMI/SFS is used for program planning, career counseling, job placement, informing employers of available training programs and student supply, and meeting regulatory and college requirements. The LMI/SFS is expected to be operational in all CCC institutions by June 1992. Tables with LMI and SFS data, and a copy of the SFS surveys are appended. (PAA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Planning, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics, Followup Studies, Information Systems, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Needs Assessment, Occupational Surveys, Program Development, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Educational Objectives, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 8 at a Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, January 9-10, 1992).