ERIC Number: ED123345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education, Training, and Job Skills for Youth.
Grasso, John T.
The paper reports the results of a study which surveyed a national sample of male non-college-bound high school graduates and examined the relationship between vocational and other high school curricular programs and: (1) apparent needs for additional training and (2) kinds of jobs obtained. Data are drawn from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Men, a research project sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration (formerly the Manpower Administration) of the Department of Labor. Information used in the study was collected between 1966 and 1969 by personal interviews, along with information collected in a mailed survey of their high schools. Graduates of various high school programs are compared with: (1) their expressed desire for additional post-school training after gaining work experience, (2) the kinds of further training desired, (3) the actual acquisition of such training, and (4) the skill level of first and subsequent jobs. Both tabular and regression analysis are used. Findings can be useful in debating the contributions of vocational components of secondary education and in developing career education programs. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)