Title

Understanding Traditional and Nontraditional Students’ Job Skill Preparation from a Career Capital Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-13-2021

Publication Title

Community College Journal of Research and Practice

First page number:

1

Last page number:

14

Abstract

Using data from the 2014 Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), we examined traditional and nontraditional students’ perceived preparation for job skills in terms of the three ways of knowing from a career capital perspective. Results showed that traditional and nontraditional students shared commonalities as well as differences in terms of three ways of knowing. Multinomial regression showed that different sets of predicators were significant in predicting students’ perceived preparation for job skills, depending on the outcome being considered. However, variables that are directly aligned to the work or job preparation–updating job skills as a goal, work-based learning, and using job placement assistance, each representing one way of knowing–had the largest odds ratios in explaining the perceived preparation for job skills. Discussions of findings and implications are provided.

Controlled Subject

Career development; Universities and colleges; Education, Higher--Aims and objectives

Disciplines

Higher Education

Language

English

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