ERIC Number: ED110697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Success Measures and Related Concerns.
Washington State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Olympia.
The study of vocational education success measures and related concerns in Washington State is based on surveys of employers, graduates of vocational programs, current students in vocational programs, and local advisory committee members. Current vocational students regard the quality of present programs more highly than do either vocational graduates or employers. In measuring the success of vocational programs, all groups consider student satisfaction, successful job placement, skill development, on-the-job advancement, and placement in advance training programs as valid measures of success. Responses also indicate that employers, vocational graduates, and vocational students do not make extensive use of workforce forecasts, and that current students are more concerned with increasing the placement services offered by vocational training institutions than are the other respondent groups. Regarding future directions for vocational education, responses indicate strong support for career education in the State's common schools and the organization of vocational education planning conferences for labor, industry, and educational personnel. The study concludes with a list of seven immediate and long-range recommendations. Seven appendixes which include the study plan, the four survey instruments, firms and agencies in empolyer and graduate samples, and educational institutions and classes sampled, comprise over half the document. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington