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ERIC Number: ED216749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of 1980 Community College Vocational Program Graduates and Early Leavers and Their Employers.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
In winter and spring of 1981 a follow-up study of 1979-80 Oregon community college program graduates and early leavers was conducted to gather data about the employment and educational activities of community-college-prepared vocational students. It also sought to obtain information from employers about vocational program completers and leavers employed in program-related occupations. Study findings, based on responses from 2,504 former students (756 early leavers and 1,748 program completers) and 803 supervisors, included the following: (1) over 80% of the former students were working or attending school; (2) 65% of the completers were working, and 21% were students or working students; (3) 78% of the completers were engaged in program-related employment as compared to 58% of the early leavers; (4) the median monthly income was $998 for completers and $886 for early leavers; (5) the median monthly income of male completers was $1,207, while that of female completers was $867; (6) a significant difference existed in the median monthly incomes of completers from various programs, with those in marketing receiving the highest income ($1,200) and those in home economics receiving the lowest ($588); and (7) in general, workplace supervisors appeared satisfied with the preparation of full-time employed completers and early leavers. Survey data are reported in the appendices. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.