ERIC Number: ED229579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Displaced Workers: A Challenge for Voc Ed. Information Series No. 255.
Clark, Donald M.
Worker displacement is a priority human resource issue that must be resolved to improve economic productivity, to further revitalize the American economy, and to cope with growing international competition. The work force and work place of the 1980s are undergoing changes that could result in ever larger scale joblessness. These changes include technological changes, change from a goods producing to a service economy, geographical shift of business, mismatch of graduates to job openings, population changes, and increase of women in the labor force. National economic policies associated with human resource development that have contributed to the imbalance between worker supply and demand are minimum wage, full employment, and investment credit. Bringing education into better alignment with the work place is the priority need in reducing worker displacement. Human resources development can be improved through a comprehensive career education and vocational training program. New approaches to reducing worker displacement should be aimed at meeting employer and worker needs through improved cooperation between industry and the schools. The occupational planning process must be improved; the response to local worker displacement should be decentralized; and workers should develop transferable skills. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Change, Coordination, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Responsibility, Industry, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Retraining, School Business Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Environment
National Center Publications, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (Order No. IN255).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.