ERIC Number: ED180542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Occupational-Technical Program Need Assessment Model.
Reed, Lester W., Jr.
An occupational/technical program needs assessment model is described by which colleges can alter existing programs or develop new ones in anticipation of job market requirements. The report first discusses the two-part (existing and potential programs), tri-level (initial evaluation, individual program screening, and individual program planning), hierarchical structure of the model. The data requirements of the model and the sources of these data are then outlined under five categories: manpower demand, manpower supply, student interests, and student and institutional economic interests. The report then outlines criteria for evaluation of the data categories and provides forms which can help individual institutions judge the appropriateness of each category to their particular needs. The appendix includes: (1) a literature review on information and decision theory and its relation to needs assessment; (2) a program vs. Dictionary of Occupational Titles job inventory; (3) employers' program needs, community survey, and student interest questionnaires; (4) job order accounting forms; (5) a format by which graduate follow-up data reveals local supply and demand experience; (6) a format for student cost benefit analysis; (7) state supply vs. demand projections; and (8) program enrollment data forms. (JP)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Data Collection, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Supply, Employment Projections, Graduate Surveys, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Models, Needs Assessment, Occupational Surveys, Program Development, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A