ERIC Number: ED098969
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Occupational Training Information System (OTIS). Final Report.
Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
The Occupational Training Information System (OTIS), which is in operation in Oklahoma and in a developmental stage in Kentucky, was evaluated. The principle objective of OTIS is to provide the information necessary to formulate educational, manpower, and economic development plans and policies. OTIS consists primarily of a manpower demand subsystem, a manpower supply subsystem, and an interface subsystem. These areas were evaluated for their effectiveness in the two states. A resurvey was made to determine the accuracy of OTIS in predicting manpower demand. In Kentucky the forecasts for manpower demand and supply are inaccurate and the cost of the personal interview census is excessive; however, it is recommended that system development be continued if these problems are corrected. The favorable factors in Kentucky are the widespread support OTIS has and the type of information it provides. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Economic Development Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Macro Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Oklahoma