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ERIC Number: ED512243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant Program Report: A Baseline Evaluation
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
The Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant, introduced in Winter 2004, grants awards of up to $2,000 to students who attend one of the 27 Tennessee Technology Centers. Since the inception of this program, approximately 50,000 students have received grants, and the state of Tennessee has spent roughly $47.5 million on the program over the last four years. The annual recipient headcount has grown continuously, from 8,815 in 2004-05 to 11,604 in 2008-09. It is expected that grant expenditure will continue to expand as more students flow into Technology Centers along with the increased demand for more skilled workers. This study is the first comprehensive report on the Wilder-Naifeh program since the program came into being. The report introduces basic data pertaining to the program such as enrollment, completion, and transfer. First, it presents enrollment data in terms of demographics and academic major. The enrollment profiles of award recipients and non-recipients are compared and differences are observed. Secondly, the report details the performance of grant recipients. Specifically, completion rates are calculated for each cohort, and transfer rates as well as time-to-completion data are also included in this report. (Contains 9 tables, 5 charts, and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee