ERIC Number: ED109406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of 1974 Graduates; Career Education Project.
State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.
The report describes a follow-up telephone survey of occupational/educational information of 860 1974 high school graduates from a three-county ten-school district area in mid-Missouri, taken nine months after graduation. In most cases the guidance counselor contacted the graduates, their parents, or reliable relatives or friends and completed the survey instrument. In all, 834 (96.98 percent) of the graduates responded; of these, 50.1 percent were employed, 48.6 percent were continuing their education in a postsecondary institution, 4.5 percent were in the armed forces, 4 percent were homemakers, and 6.3 percent were unemployed or seeking employment. A higher percentage of the males than the females were employed; a higher percentage of the females than the males were continuing their education. Most employed graduates indicated they were trained on the job; only 16 percent stated that their high school trained them for their employment. Of the 108 respondents who had registered with their school placement service, only 7.9 percent indicated that it (or their guidance counselor) helped them find employment (53.3 percent stated they had not been helped to find employment). Twenty-two pages of appendixes include a list of participants in a follow-up workshop, the telephone survey form, the follow-up results of one of the 10 schools surveyed three months after graduation, a list of employers of the 1974 graduates, and a list of postsecondary institutions attended by the graduates. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri