ERIC Number: ED208046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Non-Completers and No-Shows of Vocational Programs in Colorado. Executive Summary (and) Technical Report.
Spooner, Kendrick L.
The 3,750 non-completers of Colorado Vocational Education Programs are significant in that students not completing at least 50 percent of their program are less likely to obtain permanent related employment. This study addresses the question of why students have not completed their programs, from the students' and the counselors' points of view. The purpose of this study was to define why students have not completed the program, and identify prescriptive measures for reducing the problem. The major reasons why students do not complete programs were moving out of the district and dropping out of school. Improved guidance and counseling, and career education processes could impact approximately 25 percent of these students. No-shows were a particular problem for a certain type of registration process. The major reasons for no-shows appeared to be that students had scheduling conflicts and lack of student interest. Career guidance and counseling may be an effective tool for decreasing the number of no-shows. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Authoring Institution: Center for Education and Management, Inc., Kersey, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado; No Shows