ERIC Number: ED231990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of the NOICC/SOICC Network. September 30, 1982. NOICC Administrative Report No. 7.
In 1982, the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) and its network of state counterparts, State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees (SOICCs), made significant progress in carrying out their legislative mandates despite funding contraints. Committees were operating in all states, each with a director or coordinator to oversee its daily activities. In the area of Occupational Information System (OIS) developments, NOICC produced major technical tools for improving the database of the OIS, such as the third edition of "Vocational Preparation and Occupations" and a technical guide, "Guide to Forming Units of Analysis." Work also began on a crosscode to match military occupations with their civilian equivalents, and NOICC funded two projects to help states produce estimates and projections of employment demands. In the area of information for program planning, some type of supply/demand analyses was made available or was near completion in 45 states, and efforts were expanded to help vocational educators to understand and use occupational information. Through various efforts in 1982, the network helped provide career information to thousands of persons, especially the young, and NOICC continued to support the development of statewide career information delivery systems (CIDS). In addition to involvement with CIDS and counselor training activities, state committees contributed to the publication of job search booklets, occupational briefs, and career information newspapers and magazines. Finally, during the year, the network continued its efforts to improve communication and coordination among producers and users of occupational information through activities such as the NOICC/SOICC Information Service. A comprehensive directory was published. (KC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Annual Reports, Career Development, Career Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Resources, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Storage, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Job Search Methods, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Information, Program Implementation, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.