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ERIC Number: ED051803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 60
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Some Selected Economic Benefits and Characteristics of Junior College Programs.
Forgey, George W.
This report is an addendum to a study whose purpose was to determine variables that contribute to the earning capacity of Illinois junior college graduates. Data were gathered from the Illinois Junior College Board and Bureau of the Budget, and from questionnaires sent to the 1968 graduates of three junior colleges in areas of high youth unemployment and of two junior colleges in areas of low youth unemployment. Researchers were able to account for 55.2 per cent of variables influencing earning capacity. The major variable categories were individual, college, family, and job. Based on the findings, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) uniform cost accounting procedures are needed to permit meaningful analysis of comparable data among colleges; (2) influence of the variable"hours worked per week while in college" on earnings indicates that occupation-oriented males may gain a great deal from work experiences that result in future earnings; (3) junior colleges should have on-going follow-up and evaluation programs in all occupational training areas; (4) the colleges should be sensitive to the needs of their constituents; (5) adequate vocational guidance programs should be developed to assist the student and his parents in making an occupational choice; and (6) scholarship programs should be re-evaluated on the basis of effectiveness in assisting individuals in their goal achievement. The questionnaire used in the study is included. (CA)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois