ERIC Number: ED474309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Conducting a Community Audit: Assessing the Workforce Development Needs and Resources of Your Community.
This document details the purposes and principles of community audits and presents guidelines for designing and conducting a community audit to assess a local community's workforce development needs and resources. Section 1 presents an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor's Community Audit Project and explains the following key steps in launching a successful community audit: defining the goals; building the stakeholder partnership; determining the scope; selecting methods and an approach; finding the resources; utilizing the resources; and determining the products. Section 2 explains the following techniques for conducting a baseline community audit: defining the geographic scope; finding the data; analyzing the demand side; analyzing the supply side; mapping the community's assets; and determining who should conduct the research. Section 3 discusses the following specialized community audits and techniques: sector and cluster analysis; detailed occupation and skill analysis; mapping career ladders; vacancy surveys, identification of skills shortages; use of rapid response and job developers; and business visitation programs. Section 4 explains how to use the following tools and strategies to tailor community audits to support local strategies: employing/reemploying a target population; sectoral strategies; layoff aversion strategies; employer-focused training; high roads strategies; community career ladders; and skills standards. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audits (Verification), Career Ladders, Community Development, Community Education, Community Needs, Community Planning, Community Surveys, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Definitions, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Employment Programs, Employment Qualifications, Employment Services, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Job Development, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Public Agencies, Reduction in Force, School Business Relationship, Stakeholders, Strategic Planning
For full text: http://www.doleta.gov/audit-new.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A