ERIC Number: ED220636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota's Occupational Information System: Toward Improving the Network.
Wielinski, Donna L.; And Others
Research was initiated to investigate the concept of "network" as it related to the development of an occupational information system in Minnesota. Forty-eight users and producers of occupational information located in a number of Minnesota agencies were interviewed, with primary atention given to those agencies represented on the Minnesota Occupational Information Coordinating Committee. Individuals interviewed were selected to represent positions at all levels within each agency, as well as a diversity of job tasks, including the production of occupational information and use of such information for making guidance, placement, educational, or program planning decisions. Elements in the Minnesota network at all levels in each agency were identified and classified as users or producers of occupational information, or as both. The context and nature of the communication linkages between and among producers and users of occupational information were examined and existing formal and informal linkages between elements described. Facilitators and barriers to inter-organizational communication were identified, and recommendations were made concerning continued development of the Minnesota Occupational Information Network. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Occupational Coordinating Committee, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Development Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota