ERIC Number: ED241072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
A Comprehensive Postsecondary Education Master Plan for Florida Keys Community College.
Muraski, Ed J.
A study was conducted to determine the career or educational interests of high school juniors in Monroe County, to compile information about potential Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) students, and to gather data to project future enrollment trends at the college for long-range planning. Information on students' educational/career interests was obtained from a questionnaire survey of juniors at each of the area high schools, while Monroe County Planning Department reports, state educational reports, FKCC records, and reports from other agencies provided information on enrollment projections, population trends, and business and industry needs and directions. Study findings included the following: (1) high school students expressed greatest interest in occupational studies in computer science, cosmetology, auto mechanics, secretarial science, and business administration/science; (2) the career and educational interests of males and females fell along traditional lines, although more females than males chose programs non-traditional for their sex; (3) needs of Monroe County employers did not correlate with the occupational interests of the high school juniors; (4) the county population was expected to increase over the next 37 years, primarily with respect to older, affluent adults; and (5) associate in arts programs ranked as a high need among the juniors. The study report includes the questionnaire, relevant demographic data, a literature review, and recommendations for planning. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida Keys Community Coll., Key West.