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ERIC Number: ED167319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Jobs and Job Opportunities on the Pine Ridge Reservation: January 1978.
In January of 1978 the Oglala Sioux Community College conducted a survey to determine what jobs exist on the Pine Ridge Reservation, what vacancies occur regularly, and what job opportunities will occur. The impact the school might have on the local job market was also examined. Interviews with each reservation employer showed there to be 571 jobs in businesses, 617 in education, 142 in health professions, 122 in law and order, and 104 in social services. Also, there were 1,432 jobs in agriculture, 235 in construction, 313 in semi-skilled categories and 127 in manufacturing. High rates of turnover existed in certain professions, including 61 percent in clerical work and 35 percent in professional, managerial, and technical jobs. Part of this was attributed to inadequate job skills. Out of 748 jobs available through the reservation job service, 114 were unfilled because they demanded at least a four year college degree or a specific skill performed at a high degree of precision. The technical and professional areas offer promise for future jobs if Indians can secure further training and education. The Community College is working toward improving the 54 percent unemployment rate by developing four year degrees in education, social services, and business. If the nursing program is expanded, training can be provided for 76 percent of the difficult to fill jobs. Technical and job related courses will also provide advanced vocational training for local people. (DS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Career Exploration, Career Ladders, Career Opportunities, Community Colleges, Developing Nations, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Job Skills, Labor Market, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Tables (Data), Tribes
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oglala Sioux Community Coll., Pine Ridge, ND.