ERIC Number: ED044528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Relating Manpower and Demographic Information to Planning Vocational-Technical Education. Final Report.
Lecht, Leonard A.; And Others
This plan, which uses current and projected manpower and demographic information to define vocational education programs, objectives, and priorities, is designed to help the program planner collect and combine information about his students, programs, and the labor market. Planning steps are: (1) identify population served, (2) relate current enrollment to population, (3) set enrollment objectives, (4) identify occupational patterns and derive job openings, (5) relate program completion to job openings, (6) set completion objectives, (7) translate completions to enrollments, (8) match enrollment objectives by type of program and occupational area, and (9) estimate resources required for achieving each program objective. Guidelines are provided for establishing an information base in terms of demographic projections (Steps 1-3), for developing labor market information in order to estimate completion objectives (Steps 4-7), and for adjusting the two sets of objectives so that projected occupational, special education, and cooperative programs are approximately matched to the needs of the anticipated student population (Steps 8 and 9). Additional guidelines for coordinating state and local vocational education plans are appended. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: National Planning Association, Washington, DC. Center for Priority Analysis.