ERIC Number: ED051388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Vocational Training on Labor Force Experience. An Analysis of the Tennessee Area Vocational Technical School System.
Schriver, William R.; Bowlby, Roger L.
To analyze the differential benefits from vocational training, a study was made involving 1,701 former students selected at random from 19 area vocational-technical schools in Tennessee. Major objectives of the study were to determine: (1) economic justification of vocational training, (2) wage differences among the vocationally trained and non-trained, and (3) internal rates of return to area vocational-technical schools. The data collected from high school records and responses of students to a mail questionnaire were put in tabular form for analysis. Some of the findings included: (1) Vocational training increased labor force participation, reduced unemployment, and increased occupational mobility, (2) Students with the lowest educational ability received the greatest rate of return, (3) Vocational training was beneficial regardless of educational attainment, and (4) Total public rate of return on investments in vocational training was 6.3 percent while the private rate of return was 13.4 percent. An example of a data form, questionnaire, followup letters, followup cards and records of the public cost of Tennessee Area Vocational-Technical School Program are appended. (AS)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Followup Studies, Job Placement, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Student Employment, Student Placement, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Vocational Curriculum Laboratory, Box 1114, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN. Center for Manpower Studies.