ERIC Number: ED231996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Information Needs at the Federal Level.
Lawrence, John E. S.; Cruze, A. M.
A study assessed the need for occupational information at the national level. During the study, researchers interviewed representatives of the following agencies and organizations: the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education, the American Vocational Association, the National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, the Employment and Training Administration, the National Center for Education Statistics, and the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The agency representatives interviewed were asked to assess their agency's need for the following types of information: occupational supply and demand information, occupational characteristics information, and complementary information. The researchers discovered a considerable need for all categories of occupational agencies across the agencies interviewed. While many of the information needs expressed are routine in nature, some are one-time needs for information to compile issue papers, to provide testimony for legislative reauthorization, or to review specific complaints. The need for occupational information in programmatic or operational areas does appear, however, to be limited at the federal level. Recommendations called for further investigation of the specific information needed by the above-mentioned and other federal agencies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Information Needs, Information Utilization, Interviews, Job Training, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.; North Carolina State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.