ERIC Number: ED217171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study of 1980 Students of Oregon High School Vocational Programs and Their Employers.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.
A follow-up survey of Oregon's 1979-80 twelfth grade vocational students and early leavers and their employers was conducted to determine what the former students were doing, what they thought of their vocational preparation, and how their employers perceived their preparation for jobs. The survey population consisted of all 1979-80 vocational education program completers and those early leavers who left school for a job. These 11,631 were mailed questionnaires, with a response rate of 23 percent. Respondents' supervisors/employers were then contacted, with an 84 percent response. Some of the findings of the survey were as follows: (1) participation in work or further education decreased since 1979, with an 8 percent unemployment rate; (2) 55 percent of the former students were employed or pursuing further education related to their vocational preparation; (3) more females were engaged in work or education related to their vocational preparation; however, males reported higher monthly incomes; (4) overall, former students appeared to be pleased with their high school vocational programs; and work-place supervisors appeared to be satisfied with the preparation of full-time employed respondents; and (5) respondents who were academically disadvantaged reported the highest unemployment rate. Tables illustrating the statistics are contained in the report appendix. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Div. of Vocational Education.