ERIC Number: ED071659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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Occupational Needs Survey for the Okaloosa-Walton Junior College District.
Durham, James A.
A survey was conducted to investigate the employment characteristics of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College's two-county service area and to analyze the community's vocational training needs. Physical and economic characteristics of the district are described. A group of faculty members interviewed persons primarily responsible for employment in 683 businesses. Data were collected relative to: (1) business type; (2) employer's minimum education requirements; (3) whether or not he had employed and/or expected to have need for employment of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College alumni from each of the occupational programs; and (4) certain specifics regarding each job title within the organization--DOT classifications, number currently employed, vacancies, total needs in 1973 and in 1976, estimated turnover rate, and the seasonal demands of the job. Organizations surveyed were classified into the following types: (1) agricultural; (2) wholesale/retail; (3) service trades; (4) construction; (5) transportation and utilities; (6) finance, insurance, and real estate; (7) government; (8) manufacturing; and (9) mining. Estimates of total occupational needs were made by relating the data collected to the expected population totals as reported by the Florida Department of Commerce. A bibliography is provided. An appendix contains a list of project personnel, a copy of the survey form, a list of business types within industrial division, and position needs by job title as reported in survey. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Okaloosa-Walton Junior Coll., Niceville, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida