ERIC Number: ED443455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Research Plan To Analyze the Relationship between Literacy and Skill Level, and Jobs and Salaries of Cabrillo College CalWORKs Graduates.
Willett, Terrence; Pfotenhauer, Rock; Luan, Jing; Cross, Jennifer
The report describes research strategies to explore the relationship between literacy and employment and to incorporate the influence of job skills with California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) students at Cabrillo College (California). The overall design tests the literacy and job skills of study participants before and after completing their program and then conducts a follow-up survey on their employment after leaving the program. Literacy would be measured with vocational assessments augmented by course and grade history. Job skills would be measured with vocational assessments developed locally and by a test developer. The employment follow-up would occur through the already existing efforts to track employment of vocational students. The study would run for five years. Results from this study would provide a detailed picture of the academic and vocational success of CalWORKs students in relation to their literacy and job skill levels. The data would show what qualities of the student most strongly predict employment, which is critical for program planners and students to know. For instance, the analysis would reveal whether basic skills or job skills differ in their influence on employability. The report also presents the results of a pilot study conducted to develop methods of attracting participants and to evaluate the assessment instruments. (Contains 14 references.) (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA.