ERIC Number: ED269064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Current Job Outlook for MCC Students.
Osborn, Frances P.
An analysis of the current job market for students at Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, New York, was conducted to identify directions that would not only enhance MCC's contributions to the local community, but also to its students' future success. Job market data revealed the following trends: (1) the last decade has shown a profound shift away from manufacturing toward a service and information-based economy; (2) Rochester, which has always had a greater percentage of manufacturing employment than the national average, has also experienced a decline in manufacturing; (3) the Rochester industries that announced expansion plans between 1983-85 were not high technology industries; (4) a recent survey of job vacancies indicated that Rochester demands a highly educated workforce; and (5) though many of Rochester's industrial needs were being addressed by MCC programs, there were still gaps, including a need for greater international emphasis in programs. The bulk of the report consists of data tables showing changes in employment by industry; trends in Monroe County employment; company expansions announced, 1983-85; changes in employment in the Rochester area; manufacturing and non-manufacturing employment; unemployment rates; earnings; job vacancies; employment levels in high-technology and non-high-technology industries; export of manufactured products by county; and employment projections. (EJV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monroe Community Coll., Rochester, NY.