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ERIC Number: ED267268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-up Study of 1983-84 Community College Vocational Program Students.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
A study gathered followup information on the 1983-84 graduates of Oregon community college vocational students. Of the 83 percent of the graduates who were either employed or pursuing further education, 73 percent were doing so in areas related to the training they had received while enrolled in the community college program. Female graduates employed full-time earned an average of $859 per month versus $941 for males. There were no significant differences between the current activities of students belonging to ethnic or racial minority groups and those in the dominant group. The current activities of respondents who were academically or economically disadvantaged or who had limited English proficiency while attending community college vocational programs were quite similar to graduates who were neither disadvantaged nor handicapped. However, handicapped respondents experienced a substantially higher unemployment rate than the other program completers. Substantially more early leavers were unemployed, and considerably more early leavers than program completers were employed in areas related to their vocational preparation. Employers considered the basic skills and technical knowledge of the graduates as more than adequate, and the overall college services received a C-plus from the graduates surveyed. (The survey instrument is included in this report.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon