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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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Zanele Muntu Gule; Edwards A. Alademerin; Marietta P. Dlamini – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The skills gap between agricultural education graduates from the University of Eswatini (UNESWA) and what employers are searching for is growing. Literature informs that this is mostly owing to the world's rapid changes, with ICT serving as the primary change engine, necessitating new sets of abilities from graduates as well as up-to-date teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, 21st Century Skills, Job Skills
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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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Colclasure, Blake C. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2020
Community colleges have a strong history of providing vocational education and occupational training to meet changing workforce demands of local industries. In the Midwest, agricultural industries have expressed an expanding need for middle-skilled workers with postsecondary, pre-baccalaureate credentials. The 21st century agricultural landscape…
Descriptors: Entry Workers, Job Skills, Minimum Competencies, College Graduates
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Alston, Antoine J.; Anderson, Ryan; English, Chastity W.; Wakefield, Dexter B. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2018
The Power, Structural, and Technical Systems (PST) Career Pathway is one of eight within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster; this pathway provides the curriculum that includes outdoor power equipment content. The perceived workforce readiness and skills needed in this pathway and related future trends were analyzed for…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, Equipment Maintenance, Power Technology