ERIC Number: ED244122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Business and Education Survey: Employer and Employee Perceptions of School to Work Preparation. Parker Project Number 3. Bulletin No. 4372.
Oinonen, Charlotte M.
This publication presents Wisconsin employers' and employees' views of high school student work skills and competencies and their concerns for the future preparation of new employees. Section I explains the construction of the survey, the sampling procedures, and survey limitations. Sections II and III discuss the employer and employee populations. Information about the businesses includes location, size, activity, number of years in operation, and the business title of the respondent. Information about the employee population includes high school preparation, vocational preparation and satisfaction, work experience, satisfaction with job preparation and guidance counseling, and job success. Section IV presents data rating the skills and competencies of recent high school graduates and dropouts in regard to work preparation, employability, and job success. Businesses also rate skills that need more future emphasis to make young people better prepared for the jobs of 1990 and 2000. The hiring and training practices of the responding businesses are explained in section V, including employment policies, minimum training and educational requirements, work experience needs, and training programs. Section VI presents employer perceptions of high school vocational programs, attitudes toward minimum competency tests, and willingness to become involved in business and education partnerships. The survey instruments and 22 tables are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Futures (of Society), High School Graduates, Job Skills, Needs Assessment, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Surveys, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Parker Pen Co.
Note: For related documents, see ED 241 799 and CE 038 665. Produced by the Parker Project, a partnership between the Parker Pen Co. and the Department of Public Instruction.