School-to-Work Transition of Career and Technical Education Graduates
Packard, Becky Wai-Ling, Leach, Miki, Ruiz, Yedalis, Nelson, Consuelo, DiCocco, Hannah, Career Development Quarterly
This study analyzed the career development of career and technical education (CTE) high school graduates during their school-to-work transition, specifically their adaptability in the face of barriers. Forty graduates (22 men, 18 women) from working-class backgrounds participated in baseline surveys at graduation and phenomenological interviews 1 year postgraduation. Primary themes were job loss altered career plans, whereas relevant jobs propelled career development; limited access to college constrained options, whereas college experience expanded options; graduates experienced the loss of education-related support, and CTE served as a backup plan. Teachers and school counselors …
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Publication information: Article title: School-to-Work Transition of Career and Technical Education Graduates. Contributors: Packard, Becky Wai-Ling - Author, Leach, Miki - Author, Ruiz, Yedalis - Author, Nelson, Consuelo - Author, DiCocco, Hannah - Author. Journal title: Career Development Quarterly. Volume: 60. Issue: 2 Publication date: June 2012. Page number: 134+. © 2009 National Career Development Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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