ERIC Number: ED118986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Survey and Analysis of Career Placement Activities: Volume II of a Research Project to Develop a Coordinated Comprehensive Placement System.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Studies in Vocational and Technical Education.
Volume 2 of the Wisconsin placement project has intensively analyzed survey data. Users and providers of placement services in the select counties of Grant, Winnebago, and Racine were surveyed regarding barriers and facilitations in securing educational/occupational placement. User respondents included 825 current high school seniors from 13 representative public high schools and two private schools, a random sampling of 595 former high school seniors (57-64% return), a representative group of 907 current vocational and technical institute students, and a random sampling of 410 former vocational-technical institute students (46% return). A total of 224 placement providers, representing a 47% return, also were surveyed. Areas receiving emphasis at the high school level were: increased opportunities for career planning/counseling, specific occupational preparation, more information on local job openings and occupational projections, and greater use of the referral service. Training, counseling, and information also were desired by the vocational-technical respondents. Providers suggested virtually no placement assistance was available from school personnel for out-of-school youth. A detailed analysis is included of the variable effects of sex, academic standing, race, age, class size, postsecondary activities, and marital status. Appendixes contain supplementary information and copies of the five questionnaires. (EA)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Planning, Comprehensive Programs, Data Analysis, Guidance Programs, Job Placement, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Student Placement, Surveys, Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Studies in Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin