ERIC Number: ED416372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Transition to Postsecondary Career-Oriented Education Institutions. First Preliminary Findings: Counseling for High Skills Project.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
The experiences of tech prep students who have made the transition from high school to some form of postsecondary career-oriented education were examined through a survey sent to 38,325 postsecondary students enrolled in 1,948 programs in 362 postsecondary institutions in 14 states. Nearly 90% of those surveyed were under the age of 25. Compared to their counterparts under age 25, respondents aged 25 or older were more likely to have pursued a "general" program of high school study than a college prep program and more likely to recommend a college prep program rather than a vocational-technical program to others contemplating entering a postsecondary career-oriented institution. Approximately 6 in 10 respondents under age 25 and more than 8 in 10 over age 25 chose their current occupation while in high school. (Appended is a table detailing the responses of respondents below and above the age of 25 to the 33 survey items related to the "transition" process.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Las Vegas, NV, December 1997).