ERIC Number: ED164840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Career Information System. Annual Progress Report 1978, July 14, 1977-July 13, 1978; Third Year of Operation.
Lambert, Roger H.; Caulum, David A.
The Wisconsin Career Information System (WCIS) is a joint effort by several state agencies, institutions, and interested individuals to develop and disseminate accurate, current, and locally relevant occupational information to assist persons making vocational choices. One of eight state-wide occupational information systems funded by the U.S. Department of Labor National Occupational Information Service, it has completed three years of its four-year grant. In its sixteen files it utilizes computerized and manual information and audiovisual and printed materials relating to national and state occupations, training institutions, institutions of higher learning, financial aid, human resources, and military careers. The fields are organized to give information by occupational titles, rather than by specific job titles. Cross-reference files locate information on a particular occupation or job in the various files. Information sources include the Department of Labor; employers, employees, and trainers in the particular fields; institutions; and the Higher Education Aids Board. Three hundred and sixty-nine user sites are maintained at high schools, vocational/technical schools, universities and colleges, job service/WIN offices, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation offices, CAP Agencies, and CETA. Plans for the fourth year include further file development and modifications, requests for future federal aid, and an increase in user numbers and services. (The appendixes contain information on WCIS administration and user conferences, comments from users, sample products such as the SORT Index and user guide, and copies of marketing materials.) (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Finance, Employment, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, High School Students, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Job Analysis, Job Training, Marketing, Military Service, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Reference Materials, Schools, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Use Studies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin