ERIC Number: ED164991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Systems Approach to Assessment and Evaluation of Post-Secondary Vocational Education Programs. Final Report. October 1, 1976-June 30, 1978.
Hartz, John D.
A project was conducted to improve the employability and employment prospects for students by (1) identifying non-job task skills and characteristics important to job acquisition and retention, (2) constructing an instrument to assess the identified skills and characteristics, (3) pilot testing the instrument with graduates from two postsecondary vocational technical institutions, one urban and one rural, in Wisconsin, (4) writing up the results with suggestions regarding further use of the instrument, (5) determining future research and development needs, and (6) disseminating information and products. Some of the methods used to accomplish the objectives were a literature review to identify skills and characteristics important for job acquisition and retention, surveys of graduates, employers, and school staff responsible for placement to verify and expand the findings of the literature review, and a search and review of existing tests and inventories. Project staff developed the following products: "Job Seeking and Job Keeping: An Annotated Bibliography,""A User's Guide to Selected Published Tests in Career Education and Career Guidance,""Employability: Review and Survey,""Employability Inventory,""Employability Inventory: User's Guide," and an "Employability Inventory: Findings and Analyses." (CSS)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Construction (Process), Employment Qualifications, Information Dissemination, Interpersonal Competence, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Student Evaluation, Success, Surveys, Systems Approach, Tenure, Test Construction, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 964 Educational Science Building, 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin