ERIC Number: ED330889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Initiatives for the '90s. National SOICC Conference (13th, Snowbird, Utah, August 20-22, 1990). Conference Program Highlights.
National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.; National Association of State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees, Washington, DC.
This publication provides highlights from a conference of the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (NOICC) and the State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees (SOICCs). Highlights of presentations include the following: (1) NOICC initiatives reflect an integrated, long-range planning approach; (2) business, government, the educational system, and other community organizations can help the United States in its transition into the 21st century; (3) a legislative issues panel clarified House and Senate versions of the reauthorization of the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act; (4) an expanded role for NOICC/SOICC can be seen in the new vocational legislation; (5) National Career Development Guidelines reveal new strategies for networking and coordination; (6) the guidelines can be applied to a variety of priorities, innovations, and reform movements; and (7) it is a question whether the lack of skilled workers is a myth or a reality. Reaction groups identified legislative needs in the following areas: Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS); career development/career information; labor market information; Occupational Information Systems (OISs); NOICC/SOICC; and special needs. Highlights are provided of selected workshops that addressed innovative strategies to aid at-risk students; the versatility of census data; combining the efforts of the Alabama SOICC and vocational centers to meet the needs of disadvantaged and disabled students; the status of a project to develop national units of analysis including higher education; a working partnership between school counselors and Maine SOICC; a unique OIS in the Netherlands that uses artificial intelligence; shadowing of employees to experience occupations in hospitality and tourism; integration of CIDS into counselor education programs; and creation of an economic development and employer planning system by a tristate consortium. A participants' list is provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Information Systems, Computer Oriented Programs, Dropout Prevention, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, High Risk Students, Information Sources, Labor Market, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Special Needs Students, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.; National Association of State Occupational Information Coordinating Committees, Washington, DC.