ERIC Number: ED183947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Adaptability: Perspectives on Tomorrow's Careers. A Symposium. Information Series No. 189.
Ashley, William L., Comp.; And Others
This publication reports the proceedings of a national symposium that examined from several perspectives the application of occupational adaptability and transferable skills in preparing individuals for tomorrow's careers. Five presentations made up the symposium. Jerry Short spoke on New and Changing Occupations: Jobs and Skills for Tomorrow and offered strategies for teaching adaptability that could assist individuals in becoming adaptable. Speaking on An Employer's Concern with Occupational Adaptability, Richard Peterson stated that both employers and workers must become aware of the transferability of skills as opposed to job specificity in successfully preparing themselves and others for a lifetime of work. Paul Barton's presentation on The Early Youth Employment Experience examined labor market data to show a relationship between education and work. Application of the concepts of transferable skills and occupational adaptability were examined and questioned. Judy Springer gave a status report on training in Business and Industry. In his presentation on Occupational Adaptability and Transferable Skills: Synthesis and Reaction, George Copa reviewed major issues discussed by the other symposium presenters. (LRA)
Descriptors: Career Change, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Generalization, Job Skills, Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Vocational Adjustment, Youth Employment
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 ($4.50)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.