ERIC Number: ED363828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Financial Status, Organizational Structure, and Staffing of Career Information Delivery Systems in the United States: Technical Report No. 16.
Sampson, James P., Jr.; Norris, Debra S.
The purpose of this study was to collect, analyze, and disseminate baseline data to aid computer-based career information delivery system (CIDS) operators and state and federal policy makers in making more informed decisions about the financing, organizational structure, and staffing of CIDS. CIDS are computer-based resources that provide information on occupations and related education and training opportunities. The study population was defined as the 45 state occupational information coordinating committee (SOICC)-recognized CIDS, plus CIDS operating in California, Connecticut, and New York. Since Missouri has two separate SOICC-recognized CIDS, the total possible number of CIDS was 49. Forty-seven CIDS returned the CIDS Information Collection Form, yielding a final response rate of 96%. The results revealed that user fees provided between 47 and 51% of CIDS funding. The greatest change in funding involved the increase in user fees. In terms of organizational structure, a diversity of agencies and organizations served on many CIDS governing and advisory boards. In terms of staff responsibilities, it appears that less time is allocated to training in comparison with other staff duties. Seventeen data tables and other relevant forms are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee (DOL/ETA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development.
Note: For related documents, see CG 026 002-010.