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Parrella, Jean A.; Leggette, Holli R.; Murphrey, Theresa Pesl; Esquivel, Christi – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2023
The agricultural industry lacks qualified workers, suggesting students may not participate in opportunities that effectively develop their employability skills. We used a phenomenological case study approach to investigate Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students' career-readiness and factors influencing…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Agricultural Education, Employment Potential, Career Counseling
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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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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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Kendricks, Kimberly D.; Arment, Anthony A.; Nedunuri, K. V.; Lowell, Cadance A. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2019
Undergraduate minority retention and graduation rates in STEM disciplines is a nationally recognized challenge for workforce growth and diversification. The Benjamin Banneker Scholars Program (BBSP) was a five-year undergraduate study developed to increase minority student retention and graduation rates at an HBCU. The program structure utilized a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students, School Holding Power
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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
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Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Brookins, Simone J.; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr. – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
In support of the national push for promoting career readiness, school-business partnerships have been noted as an Important support strategy. However, there is limited research in the context of career academies. Thus, we sought to explore the nature of a partnership between an information technology (IT) career academy and local business…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Career Academies, Vocational Education
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Fletcher, Edward C., Jr.; Tyson, Will – Journal of Research in Technical Careers, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how technical skills taught and learned in Florida engineering and engineering technology-themed career academies fit technical skills desired by local employers in technology and manufacturing. The analysis utilized the narratives of 70 students and four teachers from career academies at four high schools…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Career Academies, Vocational Education, Technical Education