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ERIC Number: ED016795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 280
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SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY FACTORS IN EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS OF TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL COURSE GRADUATES. FINAL REPORT.
ALTMAN, JAMES W.; MORRISON, EDWARD J.
THE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO (1) IDENTIFY SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY FACTORS RELATED TO THE PLACEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY COURSE GRADUATES FROM VOCATIONAL AND COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS, AND (2) DEVELOP BROAD RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE PLACEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT PERFORMANCE OF SCHOOLS. SELECTED FROM A PREVIOUS STUDY WERE 16 SCHOOL-COMMUNITY SYSTEMS, EIGHT COMPREHENSIVE AND EIGHT VOCATIONAL, WHOSE GRADUATES WERE RELATIVELY SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING JOBS RELATED TO THEIR TRAINING, STAYING EMPLOYED, AND DERIVING SATISFACTION FROM THEIR WORK. ANOTHER SET OF 16 SCHOOLS, WHOSE GRADUATES WERE RELATIVELY UNSUCCESSFUL BY THE SAME SUCCESS CRITERIA, WAS SELECTED. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY INTERVIEWS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH SCHOOL, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, LABOR UNIONS, EMPLOYERS, AND EMPLOYMENT SECURITY OFFICES, AND BY A 75 PERCENT RETURN OF MAILED GRADUATE ASSESSMENT SHEETS. RELATIONS BETWEEN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SCHOOL-COMMUNITY SYSTEMS AND PLACMENT-EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS OF GRADUATES WERE STUDIED BY A VARIETY OF STATISTICAL AND ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES. THE MAJOR FACTOR DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL SCHOOL-COMMUNITY SYSTEMS WAS THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL IN PLACING GRADUATES. SUPERIOR JOB PLACEMENT WAS ACHIEVED WHEN SCHOOL PERSONNEL HELPED WITH PLACEMENT IN AN ORGANIZED, ACTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM. FAVORABLE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY IN CONTACTS BETWEEN THEM, WERE FOUND TO BE ESSENTIAL FOR A SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENT PROGRAM. THE INSTRUMENTS, DATA COLLECTED, AND SCHOOL-COMMUNITY SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS EXAMINED ARE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIXES, A MAJOR PART OF THE DOCUMENT. (MM)
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Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA. Inst. for Performance Technology.
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