School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Scott B. Watson
Academic Preparedness, Apprenticeship, Career and Technical ducation (CTE), Remediation, Vocational Preparedness
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Other Education | Secondary Education and Teaching
Warren, Walter, "The Effects of Preparedness on Career and Technical Education Student’s Program Performance and Vocational Attainment" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1122.
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to consider the effects that academic and vocational preparedness have on postsecondary students’ performance in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) or apprenticeship program, and the relationship between their in-program performance and vocational attainment after program completion. The study was conducted using archival data from a postsecondary CTE institution with a proven track record for administering apprentice programs. The findings from this study are an indication that academic and vocational preparedness are relevant factors when considering students’ ability to complete a postsecondary CTE program, level of performance in a CTE program, and vocational attainment or outcome after completing a CTE program.