ERIC Number: ED117485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-3
Reference Count: N/A
The Lake County Career Opportunities Study II: A Cooperative Study Presented to the Lake County Association of School Administrators and Lakeland Community College. Prepared as a Community Service Project.
Lakeland Community Coll., Mentor, OH.; Lake County Association of School Administrators, Painesville, OH.
The study on Lake County career opportunities was conducted (1) to forecast major population and demographic changes and their effects on schools and programs, (2) to determine the present and future occupational needs of employers, (3) to determine current program and enrollments in career training, (4) to determine student aspirations, (5) to determine career planning services provided for the students, and (6) to make recommendations for improvement of occupational education. To meet these objectives, four subcommittees from the Citizens Advisory Committee were established to collect pertinent data. The findings for each objective are discussed with supporting tables and include: (1) 1974 population estimates range from 202,600-220,900 with a declining birth rate; (2) most companies do not forecast rapidly expanding labor needs, and higher job categories were in more demand; (3) college preparatory was the program with the highest enrollment; (4) nearly half of all seniors had college plans; career cluster selection varied with the sex of the respondent; (5) research on both local and national levels suggests student concern for career planning and information; (6) six recommendations resulted. Questionnaires used for the study and a bibliography are appended. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Opportunities, Data Analysis, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), High School Students, Occupational Aspiration, Questionnaires, Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Community Services Department, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, Ohio 44060 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lakeland Community Coll., Mentor, OH.; Lake County Association of School Administrators, Painesville, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio