ERIC Number: ED232000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Longitudinal Follow-up Study of Former Secondary Level Vocational Education Students (Project SEE). Report of Accomplishments.
Wright, Calvin E.; Kim, Yungho
A longitudinal followup study, entitled Project Student Employment Experiences (SEE), examined the long-term employment experiences of former vocational education students, especially special needs population students, and the long-term effects of their training. During the project, researchers collected a 3-year followup information file on their first annual sample, selected and collected training information on a second annual sample, and conducted a study to assess the feasibility of utilizing franchise tax board records to locate former vocational students. The first and second annual samples consisted of 3,529 and 3,638 former students respectively. Based on data from the study, followup reports were written and sent to the study participants. Data from the third year followup indicate that 64 percent of the former vocational students were still attending school and that 56 percent of them were employed 1 year after high school.Only 36 percent of these employed students, however, had jobs related to their field of vocational training. Despite the fact that females averaged 46 cents less per hour than did their male counterparts, they rated their vocational training more favorably than did the males surveyed. (Appendixes to this report include the two followup reports, correspondence sent to the study participants, and the survey questionnaires.) (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Employment Patterns, Feasibility Studies, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Income, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Special Needs Students, State Programs, State Surveys, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Evaluation and Research, Inc., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers: California; Project SEE
Note: Project carried out in accordance with Agreement No. 0502 with the California State Department of Education.