ERIC Number: ED162126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to the Transition to Work Simulator.
Conroy, William G., Jr.
The transition to work simulator (TWS) was developed as a policy tool for education and manpower planning. It was designed in anticipation of the Education Amendments of 1976 and the Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977 to facilitate comprehensive planning. TWS is a computerized simulation model of the stream of important decisions persons make in growing from high school students to mature workers. Average simulation is for 3,500 persons. TWS creates a single cohort of persons age fifteen to about thirty-three. It synthesizes information describing individual differences, education/manpower programs, and career experiences. TWS decisions are separated into three categories: (1) creation: circumstantial aspects beyond individual control which determine a person's central characteristics (e.g., sex, race, general ability); (2) high school: decisions about the high school program selected, participation in a Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) program, etc.; and (3) post high school: major labor market and career related decisions (including decisions about marital status and parenting). Example policy experiments have been conducted using educational policy, manpower policy, a comparison of an educational policy and the Classroom Skill Training and Cooperative Work Experience Program, and high school dropouts. A major TWS advantage seems to be its ability to make understandable the development of persons into workers. (CSS)
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Choice, Computer Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Decision Making, Dropouts, Educational Policy, Educational Programs, Employment Programs, Employment Projections, Federal Programs, Females, Futures (of Society), Individual Characteristics, Input Output, Labor Utilization, Males, Models, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Simulation, Whites, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Environmental Protection Agency, Kansas City, MO. Region VII.
Authoring Institution: Kirkwood Community Coll., Cedar Rapids, IA.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act