ERIC Number: ED149048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug-21
Reference Count: 0
Methods and Procedures for Job Identification and Placement Based Upon Industrial Needs. Final Report.
Rall, Clifford L.; O'Brien, Frank E.
Objectives of a study conducted by a two-year college were to (1) enable representatives of hiring industries and governmental agencies to help evaluate or initiate a selected vocational curriculum and to establish procedures for continuous change and upgrading in cooperation with the postsecondary institution; (2) determine which of the general education requirements are necessary for employment (i.e., what kind of English, math, etc.); (3) maintain an accurate file of immediately available and emerging jobs from industries who will hire trainees and obtain continuous input from those responsible for hiring; and (4) devise a method of determining the point during the student's study and training where he/she is able to obtain employment. Interviews were held with personnel from a group of sixty participating employers employing more than 30,000 employees. In this report, discussion and opinions are presented in twelve sections and include procedures for establishing a new curriculum, involving women in vocational education training, the advantages of apprenticeships, and an electromechanical technology course model. Sixteen summary comments and conclusions are presented and include that vocational educators must leave the isolation of the classroom and establish face-to-face liaison with personnel managers and shop supervisors in their particular curriculum industries. A manual for setting up a curriculum is appended. (BL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Business, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Employment Practices, Employment Problems, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Guidelines, Job Placement, Labor Needs, Models, Nontraditional Education, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Trade and Industrial Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD.
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