ERIC Number: ED452402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Information Technology Skills--Ohio Employers' Labor Demand: Implications for EnterpriseOhio Network Campus-Wide Leadership.
Lorain County Community Coll., Elyria, OH. Joint Center for Policy Research.
This document is intended to inform and advise the development and operation of campuswide information technology (IT) education and training programs at two-year colleges belonging to the EnterpriseOhio Network (EON). The report is based on information from the following sources: a comprehensive national literature review; an environmental scan of Ohio; a review of state and national IT worker supply and demand data; and focus group discussions with employers throughout rural and urban areas of Ohio. The following are among the topics examined in the report's six chapters: (1) research approaches and applications and a rationale for change; (2) the demand for IT workers in Ohio and nationwide; (3) IT skill requirements (soft, business, and technical skill requirements; the importance of work-based learning and vendor/industry certification; preferred methods of IT skill acquisition; incumbent worker training; model curricula and skill standards); (4) trend analysis on the supply of IT workers in Ohio and nationwide; (5) service delivery opportunities for the EON based on employer demand; and (6) the EON as a primary resource for Ohio (producing IT workers, raising technological competencies, integrating IT learning across academic disciplines, investing in IT faculty, providing technology access for Ohioans). Sixty-two tables/figures are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Basic Skills, Business Skills, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Supply, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Experiential Learning, Focus Groups, Information Technology, Instructional Development, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Literature Reviews, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Retraining, Salary Wage Differentials, School Business Relationship, Statewide Planning, Student Certification, Technical Occupations, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Urban Areas, Work Experience Programs
EnterpriseOhio Network Professional Development Resource Center, Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094-5198; Tel: 440-975-5744; Fax: 440-975-4744; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Lorain County Community Coll., Elyria, OH. Joint Center for Policy Research.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio