Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Thelma M. Urbick

Second Advisor

Dr. Richard E. Munsterman

Third Advisor

Dr. Gordon G. McMahn

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


A longitudinal follow-up was conducted of three and five year graduates of vocational .high school programs in Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg and Marcellus High School in Southwestern Michigan. A questionnaire was administered to determine if high school vocational training was related to the graduate's present occupation, leisure time activities and advanced educational training.

Only 18% of the questionnaires were returned. The findings revealed 61% of the respondents indicated present employment was directly or somewhat related to vocational training in high school; 4-6% of those who responded replied that present leisure time activities were directly or somewhat related to their high school vocational training; 58% indicated that secondary vocational training was directly or somewhat related to advanced training.

Because of the very small percentage of returned responses, no conclusions can be drawn from this study. Rather, the results might be thought of as a sampling of a larger population. Follow-up is already in progress in an effort to obtain a sufficient number of responses which some generalizations could be drawn.