ERIC Number: ED137516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Identifying and Planning for New and Emerging Occupations: A Suggested Guide.
Meleen, Paulette; And Others
Intended for use by State vocational education directors and curriculum planners, this guide documents the results of a project which developed and applied a process for identifying new and emerging occupations for skilled and technical areas, part of a larger effort to assist the alignment of vocational and technical program offerings with new employment opportunities. The guide is divided into two parts. The first describes the process of identifying new and emerging occupations that was developed during this project and suggests how that process applies to program planning at the State, regional, and local levels. The second part (the major portion of the guide) presents the framework for the occupational guidelines and contains the guidelines for each of the new and emerging occupations identified through this study: Child Advocate, Energy Efficiency Technician, Halfway House Resident Manager, Horticultural Therapy Aide, Industrial Hygiene Technician, Nuclear Quality Assurance Inspector, Physical Security Technician, Podiatric Assistant, Crystal Manufacturing, Housing Rehabilitation Specialist, and Public Safety Communications Operator. Guidelines for each are presented under the following headings: Job Description, Summary Assessment, Employers and Occupational Setting, Student Considerations, Curriculum Guidelines, Information for Program Planning, and Conclusion. A listing of information sources for each occupation and a glossary of terms are appended. (HD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Curriculum Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: Contract Research Corp., Belmont, MA.