ERIC Number: ED430629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Educational and Employment Outcomes for Injured Workers after Vocational Training, 1993-96. Research Report No. 98-6.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Education Div.
A study investigated the demographic characteristics and the educational and employment outcomes of 1,200 injured workers who exited from college between 1993-1996 after attending for vocational preparation. The study also evaluates the appropriateness of using the State Board for Community and Technical College's (SBCTC) Data Linking for Outcomes Assessment system (DLOA) to describe the subset of students. Findings indicate that: (1) during the three years under study, 3,047 injured worker students enrolled in community and technical colleges; (2) as of spring 1996, 1,200 of the 3,047 injured workers (39%) had exited from college after attending for vocational preparation in a certificate or degree program, while the other 1,847 were still enrolled, or exited other programs; (3) the typical exiting vocational student was male (78%), about 40 years old, and had never before attended college (67%); (4) one-quarter of all students under study were Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) clients; (5) 44% of exiting L&I students graduated, while 56% left after taking come college, but before graduating; (6) the overall employment rate for injured workers exiting college was 66%, six to nine months after leaving college; (7) the median hourly wage for L&I graduates was higher ($10.82/hr) than for other graduates ($10.65); and (8) the Data Linking for Outcomes System proved useful for identifying subset results. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Education Div.