ERIC Number: ED242986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Vocational Training to Occupational Opportunities by Sex of Person.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.
This study contrasted current job situations and existing vocational training program enrollments for males and females within clerical, data processing, and technical areas of industry. All vocational schools located in the eight northern parishes of Louisiana were surveyed concerning the numbers of males and females enrolled in clerical, data processing, and technical specialty programs of study. Likewise, a representative number of companies located in the same parishes were randomly selected and surveyed concerning the numbers of employees by sex currently functioning within the representative vocational areas. Data were analyzed and showed that vocational-technical schools continue to train higher percentages of females than males for traditionally female-dominated career positions and have increased only slightly the percentages of females being trained for traditionally male-dominated career positions. The two exceptions to these practices were in programming, where there was a significant increase in percentages of females being trained for this traditionally male-dominated position, and in quantity foods, where there was a significant increase in percentages of males being trained for this traditionally female-dominated position. The findings suggest a trend whereby greater numbers of females are being trained for many of the traditionally male-dominated positions, although these numbers have not significantly reduced the current discrepancies that exist among males and females currently employed in these positions. At the same time, males are not moving into traditionally female-dominated positions. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.