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ERIC Number: EJ901312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1531-4952
A Case Study Report of a Comprehensive Benchmarking Review of the Status of Vocational Education Students in California: Building a New Relationship between Community Colleges and California State University System
O'Lawrence, Henry
Journal of Career and Technical Education, v23 n1 p85-96 Fall 2007
This pilot study served as a foundation for a statewide comprehensive review of vocational career preparation programs at the community colleges in the State of California. Los Angeles County was determined to be the primary focus of investigation. The main focus was to collect, report, and disseminate current and valid information on existing conditions and the state of affairs of vocational education students at the community colleges in California. Most importantly, study findings provided a better understanding of students in postsecondary vocational technical programs in California. The majority of the students, about 28.3%, attended community college to prepare for their first job or career, compared to 20.4% who are exploring new career areas or a different focus/track. About 12.8% were in school to update or improve their skills for their current job while a total of 23% plan to transfer to a 4-year college. The 23% who planned to transfer represent a significant number when referring to continuing education through a professional studies program utilizing AB1725 (an application for evaluation of work experience submitted to Board of Examiners for Vocational Teachers as part of requirements for the bachelor of vocational arts degree). (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California