ERIC Number: ED480304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Vocational-Technical Training Needs in the Eastern Caribbean Region: A Practitioner's Guide.
This guide is designed to assist countries in the Eastern Caribbean region in assessing their needs for vocational-technical training. It discusses needs assessment from an economy-wide perspective; needs assessments within a company are addressed briefly. The guide describes in detail each of the eight broad phases involved in conducting a successful needs assessment: laying the foundation; establishing the policy framework; engaging key stakeholders; reviewing the economy; selecting training needs indicators; gathering additional information; analysis and presentation of needs assessment results and recommendations; and putting the needs assessment results to work. Each phase includes step-by-step procedures that can be adapted to local conditions. A final section briefly discusses needs assessments within a company, including reasons for providing company training; three levels of company needs assessment; and resources for company needs assessment. Appendixes include 34 references and 20 endnotes. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Regional Planning, Training, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.