ERIC Number: ED360565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Environmental Scanning for Occupational Education. A Facilitator's Guide. A Model for Environmental Scanning to Systematically Assess Future Occupational Education and Training Needs of a Michigan Community College Service Area.
Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Grand Rapids Community Coll., MT.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
This manual is designed to facilitate the planning and implementation of an environmental scanning project in Michigan's community colleges. (Environmental scanning is a systematic process for gathering and analyzing information about the external environment and relating it to an organization's internal environment.) This facilitator's guide is divided into four sections. The first section explains the organization of the guide. The second section provides an overview of the environmental scanning process to familiarize the reader with the terminology and concepts. Next, a five-step approach model is presented in order to assist users in planning, implementing, and integrating the environmental scanning process at their institutions. Specific actions to be taken, along with expected outcomes, are given for each of the steps (awareness, assessment, initiation, implementation, and integration). A worksheet and an illustration of the expected outcomes are provided. The following additional examples are provided in the 12 appendixes: model characteristics; tools, techniques, and matrices; time line; kick-off materials; concept mapping; analysis session materials; newsletters; concept map final reports; Delphi materials; recommendation writing materials; final recommendations; and summative evaluation report. A bibliography lists 18 sources and 14 resources on scanning information. (KC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demand Occupations, Educational Demand, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Environmental Scanning, Labor Needs, Models, Occupational Information, Program Development, Resources, Supply and Demand, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education, 230 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($45).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Grand Rapids Community Coll., MT.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.