ERIC Number: ED265366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Implementing a Program of Employer and Job Needs Assessment.
Hill, Michael; McMurlyn, Clifford
This project sought to develop a model that could be used to gather information on employer and student needs in Mesa County and Western Colorado in order to enhance and validate vocational education offerings. To meet the objectives of the study, a comprehensive review of literature regarding existing models and/or programs, along with numerous interviews with persons directly involved with data collection were conducted. In addition, local agencies that could deliver the existing data were contacted in order to establish localized primary sources. The recommended information system, based on the findings of this research, is designed to facilitate an ongoing program. The model developed as a result of the research involves the following components: (1) identifying regions into which trainees will likely go when seeking employment; (2) identifying current employer needs; (3) researching new business and industry; (4) assessing potential student interests, needs, and capabilities; and (5) taking into account general population trends. (Appendixes to the document include a map showing Colorado planning regions, a student flowchart (showing path through vocational program), and a twelve-page list of selected references and resource materials). (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Mesa Coll., Grand Junction, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado