ERIC Number: ED119000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Three School-Based Job Placement Projects in Pennsylvania. Final Report.
Meehan, Merrill L.; Franchak, Stephen J.
The study attempted a comprehensive evaluation of the process and product of a school-based job placement model operating in three Pennsylvania area vocational schools (AVTS). Random samples of AVTS and sending school seniors were post-tested on employability skills. Students, parents, school personnel, employers, Bureau of Employment Security (BES) personnel, and community contacts were surveyed. Study objectives were to assess job placement specialists' performance in: (1) preparing students with job searching skills and knowledge; (2) job matching (finding jobs satisfying students' interests and training); and (3) establishing and maintaining cooperative working relations with BES. The study concluded that a formalized placement service can increase the probability of a student obtaining employment over those schools who do not have such a service. Further, students utilize such a service if it is available, and, along with their parents, employers, and others, believe that the school should provide such services. Finally, better cooperation between the school and BES can lead to effective job placement. Findings are supported with statistical data throughout. Selected recommendations addressing the pilot job placement projects deal with the continuation and improvement, where appropriate, of the projects' successful practices. Project-related materials and survey instruments are appended. (BP)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Services, Evaluation Methods, Job Placement, Job Skills, Job Training, Parent Attitudes, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Questionnaires, Regional Schools, School Surveys, Secondary Education, State School District Relationship, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania