ERIC Number: ED206859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Long-Range Follow-up of Post-Secondary Vocational, Technical and Adult Education Graduates. Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
A study examined the job-related skills acquired and career opportunities that have arisen for 1966, 1971, and 1976 graduates of postsecondary vocational-technical programs in Wisconsin's Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education (VTAE) system. Fifteen VTAE graduates from each of the years 1966, 1971, and 1976 completed a 26-item survey designed to identify the types of career decisions made and job-related skills and career advancement opportunities resulting from participation in a vocational program. The population for the study consisted of graduates from three VTAE districts in Wisconsin: VTAE District 1 in Eau Claire, Western Wisconsin, VTAE District in LaCrosse, and Milwaukee Area VTAE District. Data from the survey and from in-depth followup interviews indicated that 80 percent of the respondents had stayed in the fields for which they prepared in their vocational program and were currently using the skills obtained from their training. In addition, 82.5 percent of the graduates felt that their training contributed to their earning higher wages, and 67.5 percent felt they would attend their respective vocational-technical program again. The survey instrument and answers to the open-ended questions are appended. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Employment Experience, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Income, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Promotion (Occupational), Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Wisconsin; Wisconsin (Eau Claire); Wisconsin (La Crosse); Wisconsin (Milwaukee)