ERIC Number: ED205802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Environmental Workforce Needs. Determining Education and Training Requirements. Proceedings of the National Conference on Meeting Environmental Workforce Needs (Washington, D.C., February 1981).
Information Dynamics, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Will the nation have the trained workforce required to deal with environmental problems in the 1980s and beyond? With the growing public concern about hazardous wastes, impure drinking water, polluted air, use and care of natural resources, and new legislation and funding targeted at these concerns, the need for examining workforce requirements and education and training capabilities becomes imperative, and was the subject of the conference reported in this book. The program focused on the following topics: (1) assessments of future job opportunities in occupations related to the environment; (2) available programs and curricula for occupational training in areas where growth in environmental opportunities is projected; (3) ability of the nation's schools, colleges, and other training facilities to meet anticipated needs; (4) guidance and counseling efforts needed to help students and workers assess their aptitudes and select appropriate training; (5) assessment of environmentally related jobs for minorities; (6) efforts to improve linkage between educators and industry, government, and labor to assure best use of education and training resources; (7) workforce planning for state environmental agencies; and (8) use of cooperative programs to meet state and local workforce shortages. Conference participants included nationally recognized planners, administrators, and policy makers in schools, colleges, industry, labor organizations, professional associations, citizen groups, and government agencies. Their 39 papers and perspectives comprise the chapters of this book. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Education, Counselor Role, Demand Occupations, Ecology, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Environment, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Labor Force Development, Labor Needs, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Pollution, Postsecondary Education, Resources, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Information Dynamics, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.