ERIC Number: ED372271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Structures and Profiles in Italy in the Field of Environmental Protection in the Public Service Sector with Reference to Air Pollution Control. CEDEFOP Panorama. National Report.
Mannocci, Virgilio; And Others
A study examined the knowledge and job skills required of persons employed in air pollution control (APC)-related occupations in Italy's public service sector. First, Italian legislation on APC and the functions/powers of Italy's public agencies responsible for APC were reviewed. The organization/operation of the public structures involved in environmental protection (EP) were analyzed in terms of four main areas of activity: policymaking, research/consultancy, inspection/control, and information/guidance. Data from interviews of a total of 18 persons from central authorities, research institutions, and regional/local authorities involved in EP/APC were used to develop occupational profiles and an overview of the activities/functions of public service sector employees in the field of EP/APC and the organization/structure of Italy's environmental education and training system. It was discovered that, despite their strongly hierarchical structure, Italy's EP/APC organizations do not divide tasks rigidly among their employees, and specific academic qualifications are not always required for access to the various APC-related posts. Training provision was often inadequate; however, awareness of the problem appeared widespread, and efforts to improve/expand the system were being planned/implemented. (Appended are a table detailing the organization/functions of Italy's public sector agencies responsible for EP/APC and the survey questionnaire.) (MN)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Analysis, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Public Agencies, Public Health Legislation, Public Service Occupations, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).
Identifiers - Location: Italy