ERIC Number: ED189308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Planning for Vocational Education: An Evaluation of the Uses of Manpower Data in Determining Occupational Supply and Demand in the Southeastern United States.
The six sections of this report describe the collection of occupational information on an interstate basis to plan effective education programs for manpower development. Focus is on eight southern states--Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Section 1 discusses two views of vocational education: (1) preparation for employment upon graduation and (2) skills and training to increase productive capability of human resources and employability and satisfaction with work and life. Section 3 compares the ideal occupational information system described in section 2 to reality by reviewing data gathering programs. Section 4 considers the issue of program planning versus program management and impact of documented occupational supply and demand upon program decisions. Answers to questions concerning use of manpower data in vocational education planning are summarized in section 5. They are divided by groups questioned during visits to region IV. Section 6 concentrates on the economy of the region in contrast to the rest of the United States, and then each state is examined in more detail. Finally, attention is devoted to future developments and other impacts on vocational education planning. Ten recommendations for improving occupational information systems are made. (YLB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Economics, Educational Planning, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Interstate Programs, Labor Force, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Information, Program Administration, Program Development, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Statewide Planning, Use Studies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee