ERIC Number: ED396142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Emerging and Evolving Occupations in Texas. A Descriptive Analysis of Thirteen Targeted Industries in Texas with Listings of Emerging and Significantly Evolving Occupations.
Ramsey, Terry; And Others
This report presents a process for identifying emerging and significantly evolving occupations within key Texas industries. It explains findings of a research project that provided a current information resource to help job seekers make informed career and training choices. Chapter 1 is an introduction. Chapter 2 examines the projected mismatch between work force capabilities and needs and the reality of workplace change. Chapter 3 presents results of an industry analysis with an explanation of the variables used to determine employment growth and job quality potential. It examines two of the most significant driving forces behind industry change--consumer demand and technological innovation. Chapters 4-10 examine each targeted industry or industrial grouping in detail, discussing specific technological innovations and specialty areas. Each chapter opens with a brief, one-page summary highlighting the chapter's most important findings and lists the emerging and evolving occupations related to that industry or industry grouping. The industries and industrial groupings are as follows: electronics, electrical equipment, and semiconductors; financial services; professional services; telecommunications; transportation; utilities; and wholesale trade--durable goods. Chapter 11 presents conclusions and recommendations. (Contains 76 references. Appendixes include methodology; step-by-step replication manual; complete industry analysis listing; and detailed results from analyses of Texas and Florida follow-up.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Education, Electricity, Electronics Industry, Emerging Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Equipment, Financial Services, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Professional Services, Secondary Education, Semiconductor Devices, Supply and Demand, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications, Transportation, Utilities, Vocational Education, Wholesaling
Texas Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, 3520 Executive Center Drive, Travis Bldg., #205, Austin, TX 78731 ($2).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Austin.