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Lacee R. Boschetto; Brian K. Warnick – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2024
The role of secondary education is critical to preparing graduates for adulthood. This study explored the transition experiences of high school graduates and factors that impacted their preparation for adulthood. This descriptive study focused on the experiences of degree and non-degree-seeking graduates. Surveys were distributed to students…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Student Experience, High School Graduates, Adults
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Glennie, Elizabeth; Lauff, Erich; Studley, Roger; Dalton, Ben – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
Earning industry certifications helps people prepare for jobs in a range of careers. Doing so in high school may help students prepare for college as well. Using administrative data on two cohorts of first-time 9th graders in Florida, we examined whether earning a certification was associated with postsecondary enrollment and degree attainment and…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Credentials, Certification, High School Students
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Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
The provision of support services has been found critical for meeting the needs of students and their families, but related research in predominantly low-income, African American/Black communities, is limited. Thus, through a case study we explored how a school, located in a low-income area with a predominantly African American/Black population,…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, African American Students, Career Academies, Pupil Personnel Services
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Beck, Cindy; Loera, Gustavo; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Parsons, Jan – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
This study aims to explore career technical education (CTE) students' involvement in practicing and promoting mental wellness in schools and communities. Specifically, this study focused on students enrolled in a career and technical student organization (CTSO) leading youth-defined activities raising awareness of risk factors and protective…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Participation, Mental Health, Wellness
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Pantleo, Michael; Conrad, Michelle; Parr, Kemaly; Parr, Brian – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
This study was conducted using quantitative methods to determine if a relationship exists between former Agriculture Career and Technical Education (CTE) concentrators' Technical Skills Assessment (TSA) performance and their attaining related placement after high school. The study included data from 13,581 agriculture students who graduated during…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Skills, Evaluation
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Perry, Anthony M. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2022
Computing and information sciences (CIS) careers in the United States are expected to grow faster than the average occupation between 2019 and 2029 and educational requirements for these positions span subbaccalaureate and baccalaureate degrees. Despite secondary curricular interventions, the population of people who pursue CIS pathways are not…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Computer Science Education, Diversity, High School Students
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Dixon, Raymond A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study explored the process followed by a small manufacturing company in a rural area to implement a planned training program to develop the technical skills of its engineering/production workers as the company expands its operation. A case study design was used. Data was collected over an eight-month period by the examination of documents,…
Descriptors: Manufacturing, Rural Areas, High School Students, Technical Education
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Cohn, Teresa; Carter, Marcie; Seven, Kay – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study examined the process to identify required competencies for an entry-level position in the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resource Management located in the Pacific Northwest. The overall goal was to provide content for a pedagogical framework to support Nez Perce students in the development of their STEM identity and to…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Animal Husbandry, Job Skills, Agricultural Occupations
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Tyler, Quentin R.; Vincent, Stacy K.; Monroe, Tiffany C. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
This study identified perceptions of education by low performing and college track African American males in a rural town in Southern Kentucky. Through the lens of Critical Race Theory and Symbolic Interactionism, the researchers explored how 16 young men value a secondary and postsecondary education. Selected by their administrator at two high…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Rural Areas, Educational Attitudes
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Dumford, Amber D. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2021
In this study, we compared the perspectives of students' 21st-Century competencies (critical thinking and communication, applied learning, and intrapersonal and interpersonal skills) based on participating in an urban magnet information technology (IT) career academy compared to a traditional, comprehensive high school. We utilized propensity…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Urban Schools, Magnet Schools, High Schools
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Hernández-Gantes, Victor M.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Keighobadi, Sasha – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how a career academy featuring an information technology (IT) theme approached the adoption of the model and the particular curricular focus. We used a case study design to explore the experiences of school personnel and community partners associated with the implementation of the career academy. We found…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Vocational Education, Program Implementation, Small Schools
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Dixon, Raymond A.; Eitel, Karla; Zhu, Yudi – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the competencies that are required for entry-level forestry and fire management technicians. The strategy is a part of a larger goal to develop the STEM identity of Nez Perce students through the integration of relevant competencies in middle and high school curriculums. The DACUM process was used. Through…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, American Indian Education
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Park, HwaChoon; Lee, Sangsoo – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the sense of community of South Korean high school students as measured by a Korean version of the Sense of Community Index 2 (KSCI2) and examine the effect of two factors of the KSCI2, reinforcement of needs and influence, on students' life satisfaction as measured by the Satisfaction with Life Scale…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Life Satisfaction, Student School Relationship, Gender Differences
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Ferguson, Sarah L.; Kluttz-Drye, Benita; Hovey, Katrina A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
This paper details a survey study of high school counselors' awareness of and comfort with advising students in technician/technologist careers. The survey focused on careers designated as Bright Outlook by the US Department of Labor to explore familiarity with these careers, the effectiveness of the current career advising process, and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Technical Occupations
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Eve-Marie Sanok, Danielle; Stripling, Christopher T.; Stephens, Carrie A.; Griffith, Andrew P. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the factors impacting former National FFA Organization (FFA) members' decision to discontinue FFA membership after high school. Data were collected using focus groups. Data indicated areas of improvement for how to retain membership on the alumni level within colleges and other local FFA Alumni chapters.…
Descriptors: Group Membership, High School Students, Student Organizations, Agricultural Education
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