ERIC Number: ED113452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Cooperative Vocational Education Programs in Pennsylvania. CVE Monograph, No. 3.
Slick, James M.; Welch, Frederick G.
A 67 percent response was obtained from 2,165 graduates of three types of vocational programs who were surveyed approximately 18 months after graduation to determine and compare their degree of satisfaction with their high school programs and their jobs, programs are: (1) total in-school vocational program; (2) Capstone program--in-school vocational training followed by cooperative work experience in the senior year; and (3) diversified occupations program--total cooperative work experience with school programed related theory. Results of an employer questionnaire indicated satisfaction with the work produced by graduates from the different programs. The procedures and techniques used in collecting the data for this survey are discussed and the findings are described in detail. The findings showed that graduates of vocational programs had a much lower unemployment rate than did the national average of all high school graduates, with Capstone graduates having the lowest unemployment rates. Graduates from total in-school programs did least well in terms of obtaining and keeping employment, pay, job satisfaction, and employer satisfaction. Comments from graduates and employers and the graduate and employer questionnaires are appended. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational, Technical, and Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.