ERIC Number: ED179702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Choices and Employment Opportunities for High School Students. (Decision Model for Vocational Education). Final Report.
Harms, Louis T.; And Others
A study conducted to determine the occupational choices and employment opportunities for high school students was divided into two phases. The first phase consisted of an analysis of the availability of jobs in the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) area. In the second phase of the study, a comparison was made of the aspirations of eleventh-grade students with employment opportunities for 1985. In the first year, a student needs questionnaire was administered to 1,070 eighth- and ninth-grade pupils from the Philadelphia school system. In the second year, the revised questionnaire was administered to 1,293 tenth- and eleventh-grade pupils from all but two of the Philadelphia public school system high schools. The comparison revealed that there is a disparity between the plans and the probable capabilities of these students. Forty-three percent of eleventh-grade students would like professional or technical careers, while only 15 percent of the jobs in 1985 will be in those occupations. Only 7 percent of the students aspire to employment as sales or service workers, and 20 percent of the jobs expected to be available in 1985 are of this type. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)