ERIC Number: ED113439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
From the Student: Vocational Education in Montana's Job Market.
Hand, Janice S.
A two-part survey of 265 of Montana's approximately 2,300 post-secondary vocational technical education students was designed to measure student job skills in the State's job market and to provide a base for improving vocational education. The first part involved mailing questionnaires to 600 students randomly selected from 897, and was supplemented by the arbitrary selection of 150 from the same number for personal interviews. A closed-answer format, 12-item questionnaire was developed to gather information on: student educational completion, education as related to employment, student views of educational quality, and student concern regarding counseling and others. Results, based on 229 returned questionnaires and 36 conducted interviews are summarized in narrative and graphic form for each question. They show an overall satisfactory rating of vocational education by former students. An area of particular student concern was desire for school responsibility in providing job placement. The comment section of the questionnaire yielded a large number of suggestions and criticisms for improving vocational education. Sixteen response trends are identified as part of the conclusions. Appended are the questionnaire, computer print-out of total responses, correspondence forms, and acknowledgements. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Helena.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Montana