ERIC Number: ED159321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Better Methods of Labor Market Analysis for Educational and Training Program Planning.
McClain, Thomas W., Ed.
This booklet for educational and training planners is designed to increase understanding of labor market processes and thus to improve vocational education planning. As model illustrations, two local Massachusetts projects are described. The Worcester model, presented in chapter 1, is used by Boston University's Regional Manpower Institute to focus on high school graduates' transition from school to work. Data analysis is advised to determine local labor market trends, community uniqueness, baseline patterns, etc. The U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, school records, and employer interviews are cited as useful resources. Chapter 2 presents research methods used by the Hampshire Educational Collaborative. It is suggested that forecasting models include demand and supply information, sufficient job details, and changing technology considerations. Data gathering methods and steps for developing an interfacial manpower picture are discussed. Steps listed include obtaining demand and supply analyses, student needs survey, employment history, and program evaluation. There are four appendixes. The first contains a detailed sample forecast study for a high school vocational food preparation/service training program. Other appendices are an annotated list of published labor market analysis resources, a glossary of terms, and a brief report of an Amherst food service telephone survey. (CSS)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Demonstration Programs, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Food Service, Information Sources, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Program Development, Research Methodology, Resources, Secondary Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Occupational Education.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Inst. for Governmental Services.; Boston Univ., MA. Regional Manpower Inst. on Employment Policy.