ERIC Number: ED118849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Five-Year Follow-Up of Students Enrolled in Post-Secondary Vocational-Technical-Transfer Programs.
Noeth, Richard J.; Hanson, Gary R.
The nationwide study examines career behavior patterns and work orientations of students five years after they began vocational-technical transfer programs at community colleges, technical schools, and similar kinds of institutions in the fall of 1970. The study sample consisted of 4,350 individuals selected from the national norm group who completed the American College Testing Career Planning Program. Sample members were both males and females chosen according to their original enrollment in one of the following eight programs: business and marketing, accounting, science, social science, arts and humanities, electrical engineering technology, auto mechanics, and nursing. An overall response rate of 60% was achieved. The results indicated that: of those students who completed an educational program, a very high percentage are employed in occupations related to their programs; students generally tend to gravitate toward jobs related to their educational program; with several exceptions, most individuals employed in occupations related to their programs felt they could not have obtained their present job without postsecondary education; and those employed in occupations related to their educational programs are highly satisfied with their present occupations with the majority indicating that they would enter such a program again if they had to do it over. (JR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Planning, Educational Programs, Females, Followup Studies, Job Satisfaction, Males, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Technical Education, Transfer Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Work Experience
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.
Note: Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Anaheim, California, December 1975); Tables may not reproduce clearly due to type size and density