ERIC Number: ED269066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Employment Trends from 1984 to 1995 and Their Implications for Napa Valley College. Planning Report Number 1.
Designed to assist staff at Napa Valley College (NVC) in their efforts to develop short- and long-range plans for the institution, this report reviews recent reports by the Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding trends in the labor force. Following introductory material, the report looks at occupations with the largest job growth, the 20 fastest growing and fastest declining occupations from 1984 to 1995, and projected changes in employment for college-educated workers by occupation. Major trends in the labor force that may affect NVC are reviewed, including: (1) an increase in the importance of college degrees in the labor force; (2) increased participation of women in the labor force; (3) a decline in labor market participation among persons aged 55 or over; (4) increases in employment of electronics and engineering technical personnel; (5) increases in employment in health-related occupations; and (6) changes in employment prospects for office clerical workers, hotel and restaurant industry workers, protective service occupations, computer occupations, machine tool and welding occupations, education-related occupations, and scientific occupations. Finally, the report assesses the growing use of technology in the workplace. Each trend is discussed in terms of its implications for program and curriculum planning at NVC. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Napa Valley Coll., Napa, CA.
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