ERIC Number: ED227239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-20
Reference Count: N/A
The North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee--A Study of Its Progress.
Parry-Hill, Joseph W., Jr.
The North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NC SOICC) was established in June 1977 to implement an occupational information system in the state that would meet the planning and operational needs of programs assisted under the Vocational Education Act and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The state's occupational information system and career information system have been developed as two distinct but overlapping components of a comprehensive occupational and career information system. These are the Multi-Purpose Occupational Information System (MPOIS) and the Career Information Delivery System (CIDS). To meet the career decision needs of state residents in general, and of unemployed youth in particular, the NC SOICC recently developed and computerized a career information system called NC CHOICES that contains North Carolina-specific information. Developed for interaction with users, the NC CHOICES system is currently expanding its areas of service to accommodate the entire state and is expected to become the superior career information system for most state users. Because of disparities in funding, development of the MPOIS is falling behind that of the CIDS. Recommendations included calls for the NC SOICC to periodically review its operational decisions and for further study of the data produced for the MPOIS. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Committees, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Financial Support, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Systems, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Advisory Council on Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act