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ERIC Number: EJ908729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-3552
Predicting Employment Outcomes for Consumers in Community College Short-Term Training Programs
Flannery, K. Brigid; Benz, Michael R.; Yovanoff, Paul; Kato, Mary McGrath; Lindstrom, Lauren
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v54 n2 p106-117 Jan 2011
Postsecondary education has been linked to improved access to employment opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine factors associated with increased employment outcomes for Vocational Rehabilitation consumers enrolled in community college short term occupational skill training programs. Findings indicate that certain student and program factors were associated with more positive program and employment outcomes. Females, older participants, and those who received financial support were more likely to complete a certificate, be employed at exit, and maintain employment for 90 days. Individuals with psychiatric disabilities and other skill barriers were less likely to obtain positive program outcomes. Being female or a member of an ethnic minority group was associated with lower annual wages, while completion of all program outcomes predicted higher total annual wages. Implications for rehabilitation practice are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon