ERIC Number: ED167803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Job Creation: Implications for Vocational Education Research and Development. Occasional Paper No. 48.
Nichols, Charles, Sr.; Persons, Edgar
Job creation properly researched and developed can help vitalize vocational education for educators, their students, and the community. The migration of employers from the inner cities to outlying areas over the past few years has created a wasteland within our cities. To help rectify this situation, vocational education needs to start preparing people to become employers, not only employees. After researchers identify community needs and resources, development teams can work with vocational education agencies to develop entrepreneurship programs for the area. As we move into a technological society, the impact of preparing people to work for themselves is one of the richest resources of futurism. Another pressing national problem is that resources and people are not in appropriate proximity, such as the mismatch between the supply of job seekers and the existence of jobs. To date, vocational education has concentrated on creating job seekers but not recognized job creation as its legitimate concern. Vocational educators have the responsibility to examine and pursue some alternatives for interfacing with the problem of job creation. These alternatives include new urban renewal, decentralized urban renewal, and part-time job creation. (The authors' answers to questions from the audience of research and development staff are attached.) (EM)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Community Problems, Educational Development, Educational Responsibility, Employment Problems, Essays, Job Development, Nontraditional Education, Opinions, Part Time Employment, Speeches, Urban Problems, Urban Renewal, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($2.20)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Staff development lecture (Columbus, Ohio, February 1979)