Date of Award

1977

Degree Type

Report

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Management Information Systems

First Advisor

Edward L. Houghton

Abstract

A follow-up study of those students who exited the Manpower Office Training Program at Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, Utah, during the period from September l, 1974, through August 31, 1976, was conducted. Of the 49 students contacted, 48 responded to the questionnaire.

The purpose of the study was to determine the extent to which the curriculum of the Manpower Office Training Program at Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, Utah, met the needs of the students. The majority of the Manpower Office Training Program students obtained employment in the related clerical/secretarial field upon completion of the program.

Personal Development - Human Relations ski ll was most beneficial to students employed in the related and unrelated clerical/secretarial field.

Transcribing from Transcribing Machines skill was least beneficial to students employed in the related area, and the majority of the skills were least beneficial to students employed in the unrelated area.

The Human Relations course was most beneficial to students employed in the related and unrelated clerical/secretarial field. The Exploring Clerical Careers course was least beneficial to students employed in the related area, and the majority of the courses were less beneficial to students employed in the unrelated area.

In the related and unrelated areas, students indicated they were satisfied with the current training program curriculum.

In the related area, the majority of the students indicated they were adequately prepared for initial employment. In the unrelated area, the majority of the students indicated they were not adequately prepared for initial employment.

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