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ERIC Number: ED179824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New and Emerging Occupations: A Process for Monitoring and Identifying the Impacts for Vocational and Technical Education.
Nelson, Orville
Pointing out that new and emerging jobs may appear at the local, regional, state, or national level, this paper offers definitions and then goes on to group the changes influencing appearance or emergence of new jobs. The five groups of change factors are (1) technological change, (2) demographic change, (3) legislation, (4) life style changes, and (5) resource changes. It is noted that a combination of factors usually leads to the creation of new jobs and it is largely up to vocational educators (with help from employers) to begin information gathering as early as possible. Educators are urged to continue monitoring trends and the working environment. Follow-up studies of graduates may signal emerging needs, too. The procedure recommended is for the vocational educator to gather, analyze, and interpret data, decide if a program is needed, write a job description, develop and validate a job task list, and then add this input to the regular curriculum development process. The author also discusses low and high risk strategies for infusing new content into the educational process. (CP)
Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, 226 Applied Arts Building, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751 ($1.00; $0.60 for ten)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.