ERIC Number: ED312412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
The New Work Force. Trends and Issues Alerts.
During the last years of this century, the work force will grow more slowly, becoming older, more female, and more disadvantaged. An increasing number of minority groups and immigrants will enter the work force. Despite public demands for reform, education lags behind in preparing youth for employment. The changing work force has many implications for providers of education and training programs that prepare individuals for the workplace. Such programs must accommodate a greater diversity of learners, including women, Hispanics, Blacks, limited-English-proficient persons, and older adults. In developing effective programs for these populations, providers must address a number of specific issues in such areas as access, program quality, support services, interagency coordination, family influence, and employers. In addition, each population has specific characteristics and needs that must be considered. Changes in the composition of the work force are exacerbated by changes in the skill requirements of jobs. However, understanding and addressing the needs of the work force of the future is a critical task for providers of employment-related education and training programs. (This report lists 17 print resources and 9 organizations that can be consulted for further information on the new work force.) (KC)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Professional Associations, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.