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ERIC Number: ED126315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Adequacy of Vocational and Technical Education. The Report of a Special Study.
South Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbia.
This is the report of a study of the employer perspective of vocational and technical education in South Carolina. The data are based on a return of 12 percent from a population of the 10,000 largest employers within the State. Over 9 out of 10 persons indicated they believed vocational and technical education to be a good source of trained manpower. With over half of the respondents having had experience with graduates of the programs as employees, 85 percent thought the vocational-technical graduates were as capable or more capable than other employees, with over 50 percent ranking them more capable. The respondents thought the technical colleges and centers were meeting the needs of business and industry (74 percent) and also meeting the needs of the students (90 percent). Replies also indicated confidence that the vocational education centers were meeting the needs of business and industry (59 percent), while also meeting the needs of the students (79 percent). Based on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being high, the technical centers received a mean rating of 7.67 by all respondents when rated in terms of overall quality of education. The rating of vocational centers in terms of overall quality of education was 6.67. Other measures of the employers' opinions of the two systems provided similar supportive findings. Appended are the survey instrument and an example of the cross-tabulation analysis. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina