ERIC Number: ED294065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Improved Career Decision Making through the Use of Labor Market Information (ICDM) Trainer's Guide. 4th Edition.
Washington State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Olympia.; North Texas State Univ., Denton.
This guide is intended for use in training counselors who are involved with their clients' career decision-making processes. A primary objective of the curriculum is to familiarize participants with labor market information (LMI) resources and help them develop ways to use these resources with their clients. The following topics are covered in the individual units: career decision making and the role of LMI (shared job functions, economic and demographic factors, role of LMI in career decision making); exploration of labor market concepts (definitions of basic employment and career terms, industrial and occupational classification systems, three LMI decision areas); sources of LMI (LMI-producing agencies); national LMI for counseling; state and local LMI for counseling (occupational employment data, occupation and industry employment projections, industrial employment data); some limits of LMI (data use cautions); the role of organized labor; labor market perspectives for business and labor (questions for discussion with business and labor); exploration of the military for career decision making; and an action plan for counselors. (MN)
Descriptors: Business, Career Choice, Career Education, Competency Based Education, Counselor Training, Decision Making, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Federal Government, Industry, Information Sources, Information Utilization, Labor Market, Occupational Information, State Government, Unions
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Olympia.; North Texas State Univ., Denton.
Note: Document is printed on yellow paper.