ERIC Number: ED226157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Winnebago Vocational Needs Assessment Study: Vocational Needs of Adults.
A study identified the vocational needs of Winnebago adults. To identify these needs, researchers interviewed 340 of the approximately 3,174 Winnebago adults living in the Central Wisconsin area, administrators of 15 area secondary and postsecondary schools, and 103 Winnebago students attending area high schools. While job placement and vocational education services were of the most interest to the adults responding to the survey, a moderately high degree of interest in career counseling existed. Also considered important by the respondents was information on training requirements, financial requirements, jobs, and special training. Those with only a grade school education were extremely interested in career planning information. According to the administrators surveyed, Winnebago students have slightly more difficulty in finding a job than do members of the general population. All of the school districts responding to the survey provided career counseling services and 12 of the 15 offered job placement services. The vocational areas in which the student respondents were most frequently enrolled were business education, home economics, industrial arts, and trade and industrial education. College or postsecondary vocational and technical education was the most frequently identified type of educational preparation needed to obtain the respondents' career choices. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Choice, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employer Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Services, High School Students, Income, Job Placement, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Tribes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Wisconsin Technical Inst., La Crosse.; Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.; Madison Area Technical Coll., WI.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Identifiers: Winnebago (Tribe); Wisconsin
Note: Also sponsored by Wisconsin Winnebago Business Committee and Mid-State Technical Institute.