ERIC Number: ED176032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study to Develop and Implement a One- and Five-Year Student and Employer Based Follow-up Study of Secondary Vocational Education Programs. Final Report, September 1, 1977-June 30 1978.
Bettis, Glenn E.; Hyder, Carroll R.
A study was conducted to develop and implement a one- and five-year student and employer-based follow-up study of secondary vocational education programs in Tennessee. Questionnaires were sent to 1,013 students who graduated in 1975-76 and to 92 of their employers. It was found that (1) students in both groups rated the Tennessee vocational program very highly overall; (2) a high percentage of those enrolled in vocational programs complete the program; (3) unemployment was higher for the 1975-76 group than for the earlier one; (4) most program graduates pursued further training; (5) employers rated the state program above average; (6) employers did not know about initial job placement services; (7) employers were satisfied with the cooperation of vocational instructors; and (8) employers felt that many employees need additional training and improved working skills in the areas of unsupervised work and communication. Specific recommendations were made to improve the present vocational program. To comply with federal requirements for reporting vocational education data, modifications were later made in the follow-up survey model that was developed in this study. (The appendixes contain sample questionnaires and the revised employer survey form to comply with the federal guidelines.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee