ERIC Number: ED311205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of State and Regional Personnel Shortages and National Training Needs for Selected Specialties in Vocational Rehabilitation. Volume I: Final Report. Volume II: Tabulations.
Pelavin, Diane C.
The first volume in this document is the final report of a study examining personnel shortages and training needs in vocational rehabilitation. Primary data were collected from surveys mailed to directors of all 83 state vocational rehabilitation agencies, with responses received from 79 agencies for a 95 percent return rate. To validate these responses, surveys were sent to a 10 percent random sample of state-approved rehabilitation facilities. Of the 326 facilities contacted, 234 (72 percent) responded. Four regions of the United States were found to have high vacancy rates in several specialties. Region 2 (New York, New Jersey, and the Caribbean) has high vacancy rates in 20 of the 27 specialties studied. The South has high vacancy rates in 9 occupations; the vacancies in 5 of the 9 represent at least 20 percent of the national vacancies. The Southwest has high vacancy rates in 12 specialties, with the vacancies in 6 being attributed to inadequate education. Vacancies in the Northwest exceed the national average in six specialties. The areas of rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation administration, and rehabilitation of blind persons were found to have large numbers of unfilled positions. Volume II of this document consists of data tables covering the following topics: regional and national positions and vacancies; regional shortages; state and regional labor profiles; unsatisfactory labor supply by category and region; outside providers by category, region, and state; and training needs by occupation. Appendixes include tables detailing duplicate and unduplicated counts of training needs for new or current employees by specialty, mean and standard deviations within and between regions, and states within each region. (CML)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Needs, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Nursing, Postsecondary Education, Regional Planning, Rehabilitation Counseling, Statewide Planning, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see CE 053 186.