ERIC Number: ED231999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Information Needs at the State Level: An Empirical Study of Data Needs Assessment Surveys.
Lawrence, John E. S.; Gross, John
A series of 13 surveys examined the occupational information needs of 11 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. During the course of this research effort, state occupational information coordinating committees (SOICCs) polled various agencies within their states to determine the agencies' needs for information concerning occupational demand, occupational supply, occupational characteristics, and supply and demand analysis. While the surveys were not coordinated efforts, nine of them were sufficiently similar so that data needs could be compared across the following agencies: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), Employment Security (ES), Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Secondary Education (SE), and Postsecondary Education (PSE). Coordination of the results of these studies revealed a general profile of information needs across SOICCs. The occupational characteristics category contained the elements most widely needed across all agencies. While the occupational supply category appeared to be somewhat less needed than the other categories when examined across all state agencies, some individual agencies, such as CETA, indicated a considerable need for data in this category. In general, the need for data appears to be ordinal across agencies, with CETA expressing the most need, followed by ES, VR, SE, and PSE. (MN)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Employment Projections, Information Needs, Information Systems, Job Training, Labor Force, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Labor Utilization, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, User Satisfaction (Information), 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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act