ERIC Number: ED466253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
High-, Middle-, and Low-Wage Job Preparatory Programs--The Creation and Use of Policy Tool Based on UI Wages Data. Technical Report.
This is a report on the 2001 after-college earnings of students from Washington State's community and technical colleges. The state board created a wage-based category system for all 500 vocational/job-preparatory programs offered by the 34 state two-year colleges. The programs were divided into high- ($12 or more per hour), middle- ($10.50-$12 per hour), and low-wage (under $10.50 per hour) job-preparatory programs, based on the hourly wage rate for all completers in a particular program. The system is useful in monitoring the equity of enrollment and completion in the high-wage versus the low-wage programs by race and/or gender. The 1998-99 results showed that: (1) 46% of community and technical college completers were in high-wage programs; (2) African Americans were the least likely (37%) to be completers in high-wage programs; and (3) computer technology, engineering technology, and health-related programs such as nursing, dental hygienist, and physical therapy, were among the most common high-wage programs. The appendix provides a listing of all 500 job-preparatory programs. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.