Career Choice Factors of High School Students Essay

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CAREER CHOICE FACTORS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
By
Michael Borchert
A Research Paper
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the
Requirements for the
Master of Science Degree
With a Major in
Career and Technical Education
Approved: 2 Semester Credits
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Investigation Advisor
The Graduate College
University of Wisconsin-Stout
December, 2002
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The Graduate School
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
Abstract
Borchert Michael T.
(Writer) (Last Name) (First) (Initial)
Career Choice Factors
(Title)
Vocational Education Dr. Michael Galloy December/2002 82
(Graduate Major) (Research Advisor) (Month/Year) (No. of Pages)
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The studyfs significance of the study includes the following:
1) Some students do not begin to explore erealf career possibilities until after high school graduation. Technical colleges might more aggressively inform students earlier in their schooling, of information, knowledge, and skills they could apply to their daily studies.
2) Some students do not seriously consider many alternative choices in career selection. Sources of influence, such as parents or mentors, could be brought into a circle of counseling and discussion to help the student form a comprehensive career plan or outline.
3) Industry could see where, why, and when it could be beneficial for them to invest resources for the purpose of training, while still in technical schools.
4) If career planning were done in an efficient manner, students would at the very least be following a career plan of informed decision-making, rather than one of happenstance.
The researcher will analyze the collected information and identify any existing trends. In addition, he will suggest and explore implications and recommendations.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
In my search for knowledge and experience in life, I am reminded more and more just how lucky I have been. This paper in particular and my degree in general would not have been possible if not for the reassurance and help I got along the way. Gayle, my wife, never doubted me; she gave me the support I needed to accomplish what I

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