ERIC Number: ED223892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
America at Work: The Evolving Role of Proprietary Vocational Education.
ITT Educational Services, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
A telephone poll examined the current and future role of proprietary schools in providing vocational education. A representative national cross-section of over 1,000 adults was surveyed regarding the value of specialized education, factors affecting selection of a training program, and intentions of possibly changing careers. Data collected from earlier studies and from the telephone poll were coordinated to compile a summary of current thoughts and facts about proprietary vocational education. Changes in the workplace in America during the next 5 years indicate an increasingly important role for proprietary vocational schools. Already 81 percent of the population believes that additional education will be required to meet the demands for new occupational skills. Enrollment in proprietary schools has grown by more than 20 percent in each of the last 2 years. While cost will continue to be a major factor in choosing a school, school reputation, diversity of curricula, and availability of services including employment assistance will also be decisive factors. Because proprietary schools are generally very sensitive to labor market needs and because they use their available resources effectively, it appears that they will continue to serve as a source of quality job training. (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ITT Educational Services, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.