ERIC Number: ED086860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-30
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Manpower Projection Model Project, Ventura County.
Van Zant, John L.; Lawson, William H.
The final report on Phase 1 of the Manpower Projection Model (MPM) Project provides a guide for implementation of the model system by area Vocational Education Practitioners within any Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA). A cooperative effort between Ventura County Superintendent of Schools Office and the Community College District, the project was designed to identify and develop a short-term manpower projection system for the Ventura County SMSA and its adjacent labor-market areas. Six steps were followed in the development of the MPM system: (1) familiarization with national publications and National Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Methodology, (2) development of active support from local planners, (3) description of budget structure, (4) contact made with Department of Human Resources and Development and Data Research Section, (5) determination of responsibilities of MPM staff, and (6) incorporation of MPM information into local planning. Linking the local MPM system to the BLS National Industrial-Occupational (I-Q) Matrix enables the national industry and occupational trends to be superimposed on the local SMSA, thus relating job market shifts to the local area. The "Early Warning" I-Q Matrix provides an early look at changes in the local labor market. The employer validation process and extrapolation technique were also used in determining projections. Ten appendixes of related materials are included. (AG)
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Human Resources Development, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Ventura County Community Coll. District, CA.; Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, CA.