ERIC Number: ED080691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Employers and Young Adults Look at Vocational Education.
Ohio State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Columbus.
With the constant and accelerating growth of vocational education in the State of Ohio and the increased dollars called for in its operation, some means of accountability to the public has become necessary. The program involves 23 percent of the students in the Ohio high schools. In the 1972-73 academic year 113,041 students were enrolled. This publication is intended to provide answers relating to the cost effectiveness of the program. Interviews with 1022 persons (employers and the young adults whom they employ) provided the data from which conclusions were drawn. The study itself makes no statement as to whether the use of any particular curriculum caused the young adults in the sample to have the attitudes and outlooks that they have. The findings of this opinion survey indicate however that there are differences today between young adults who are graduates of approved vocational education programs and graduates of other curriculums, and that these differences are largely in the direction of making vocational graduates better employees, both in their own self concept and in the eyes of their employers. (Author/SN)
Descriptors: Career Development, Educational Programs, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employers, High School Graduates, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, State Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational High Schools, Young Adults
Ohio Advisory Council for Vocational Education, 5900 Sharon Woods Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229 (Free)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio