ERIC Number: ED166552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
After Twenty-Five Years: A Twenty-Five Year Follow-up Study of Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High School Graduates of the Class of June 1953.
Rogers, William; Zanzalari, J. Henry
A twenty-five-year follow-up study was conducted to determine the occupational, educational, marital and armed forces experiences of the graduating class of 1953 from the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical high schools located in New Brunswick, Perth, Amboy, and Woodbridge, New Jersey. Data, in the form of questionnaire responses, were obtained from ninety-four of 108 class graduates. Results revealed that seventy-five percent of all graduates resided within the boundaries of New Jersey. A total of fifty-nine percent of them have lived within Middlesex County at least twenty years since graduation and sixty-six percent have lived in the county for at least fifteen years. In regard to marital status, eighty-seven percent of the respondents were presently married. Approximately fifty-five percent of the graduates participated in some form of military service. In regard to employment, the results include the following: eighty-four percent of the respondents were full time employed; ninety-one percent of the working respondents were employed at jobs where they worked forty hours or more; sixty percent resided 0-10 miles from their jobs; approximately seventy-eight percent were earning $15,000 or more; eighty-six percent stated that they were satisfied with their employment; and approximately sixty percent of the respondents are working in the trade area for which they received training while attending Middlesex County Vocational and Technical high schools. It was concluded that no major changes need to be made in the vocational and technical high school programs as now offered in Middlesex County. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools, New Brunswick, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey