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ERIC Number: ED312448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Occupational Areas for Indiana's Future. Final Report of the Technology Forecasting Task Force.
Indiana State Commission on Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
A task force representing the Indiana private sector was convened for two purposes: to (1) identify the impact of technology on required worker skills, the labor market, and the vocational education, training, and employment system; and (2) identify occupational areas that should be future growth areas for the state. Task force members reviewed local, state, and national occupational projections; labor market information; current demographic information and projections; and employment trends. In order to validate their preliminary data, the task force then conducted a survey of 32 professional, state, and academic organizations and groups, of which 17 responded for a response rate of 53%). As a result of the survey, the task force revised their data and developed recommendations based on survey responses. Overall, they accomplished the following tasks; (1) defined three occupational levels (operators, maintainers, and developers); (2) identified occupational areas for Indiana's future (health, industrial by-products, data processing, manufacturing, agriculture, management, service industries, transportation, and sales/marketing); (3) identified skills needed across all businesses and industries (computer literacy; technological literacy; ability to increase productivity in an environment of limited resources and increased competition; increased skills in mathematics, communications, reading, applied science, and reasoning; skills required to respond to unpredictable circumstances; and skills in electronics, fabrication, and use and understanding of data processing/artificial intelligence applications for manufacturing, health technology, and data processing); (4) listed their general concerns regarding long-range forecasting; occupational forecasting; career ladders, supply, demand, and quality; and barriers to career planning and advancement; and (5) made recommendations concerning education and training for Indiana's future. (Six appendices provide a list of members of the task force; a list of Dictionary of Occupational Titles job descriptions for the occupations identified by the task force; a summary of comments on the survey; a list of survey respondents by instituiton; and a list of materials reviewed by the task force.) (NLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission on Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana