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ERIC Number: ED161498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-14
Reference Count: 0
An Appraisal of the Industrial Cooperative Education Program Based on Responses from Students and Employers. Supplemental Report No. 3: The Women Students.
Freeman, Nancy S.
As part of a study appraising the industrial cooperative education program at Macomb County Community College (MCCC), 54 women enrolled from 1970 to 1975 in Design and Mechanical Technology and Graphic and Commercial Arts programs, and their employers were surveyed. A comparison of the 30 women in the cooperative programs and the 24 non co-op students revealed: 16% more co-op students graduated; 26% more co-ops held program-related jobs; 13% more non co-ops had program-related previous job experience; 12% more non co-ops took courses at a four-year college after MCCC; 3.3% more non co-ops are unemployed and seeking work; and 14% more non co-ops are unemployed and not seeking work. When comparing the women and men from the co-op group it was found that: more men graduated (16%), had previous job experience (18%), continued working for the co-op company (16%), and took courses at a four-year college (9%); whereas 11% more women were unemployed and seeking work. The Graphic Art program accounted for 41% of the entire group of women respondents; within the program, comparisons between co-op and non co-op students showed that: 26% more co-ops graduated; 18% more co-ops had program-related jobs; 12% more non co-ops were unemployed and seeking work; and 13% more non co-ops attended a four-year college after MCCC. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Commercial Art, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Employment Potential, Females, Graduates, Relevance (Education), Student Characteristics, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.
Note: Second printing of a report dated originally January 13, 1978