ERIC Number: ED240349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
How to Develop and Use Labor Market Information in Local Occupational Program Planning. A Guide for Local Planners.
Connelly, Catherine; Saxton, Steven
This guide provides planners with the essential tools and methods of labor market analysis for planning local occupational programs. An introduction discusses responsibility for development of labor market information (LMI) and guide development. Chapter 1 is a brief checklist of the steps involved in developing and using LMI in program planning. It also serves as a "road map" for chapters 2 through 5, which include more detailed descriptions of the process. Chapter 2 deals with creating a planning list of occupational titles from initial program ideas. The first two sections describe methods for obtaining ideas for new programs. Section 3 concerns translating the list into occupational titles. The first section of chapter 3 describes methods to refine the planning list to those occupations that warrant labor assessment. Section 2 discusses grouping occupations into potential programs. Chapter 4 describes the resources and methods necessary to assess the labor market potential of the occupational groupings. Three sections cover reviewing published LMI, gathering additional information, and reviewing findings with employer advisory committees. Chapter 5 briefly addresses program design. Appendixes include a glossary, bibliography, publication sources, resource organizations, and a list of supplements to facilitate use of this guide. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Employment Projections, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Job Training, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Planning, Program Design, Program Development, Vocational Education
California Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, 830 K Street, Room 128, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Sacramento.