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ERIC Number: ED433776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-2
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Employment Projections and Program Priorities. AIR 1999 Annual Forum Paper.
Rosenthal, Dan; Collier, Kitty
This study compared occupational projections for Alabama with graduation rates in corresponding academic programs to provide a context for state and institutional policy decisions on new program initiatives and to comply with recent program viability legislation. The study examined number of degrees conferred, employment projections, and application of crosswalk data analysis to relate the two. Data on completed degrees were from the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System; employment projections based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data; and crosswalk data from the National Crosswalk Data Center. Application of the model yielded the general conclusion that existing programs in Alabama colleges and universities will probably meet the demand for most fast growing and high demand occupations requiring a baccalaureate degree through the year 2006. Among occupations where the supply is projected to meet or exceed demand are executives, registered nurses, elementary teachers, and accountants. Occupations where the supply may not meet demand include system analysts, special education teachers, operations research analysts, and computer engineers. Results suggest these data could be used for planning purposes, to aid in decision making, and as a catalyst for collaborative initiatives. (Contains 22 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama