Training Other Than Schooling-Revised


Training Other Than Schooling-Revised is a series of questions documenting any training (business or trade schools, GED, apprenticeship programs, correspondence courses, government job training, etc.) that a youth might have experienced. These items are derived from the training section of the National Longitudinal Survey of 1997 from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Abstract

Training Other Than Schooling-Revised is a series of questions documenting any training (business or trade schools, GED, apprenticeship programs, correspondence courses, government job training, etc.) that a youth might have experienced. These items are derived from the training section of the National Longitudinal Survey of 1997 from the U.S. Department of Labor"s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Youth are first asked if, other than regular schooling, they had "attended any schooling, courses or training program designed to help people find a job, improve their job skills, or learn a new job." If they respond "no" to this first question, then the measure ends at that point. If they answer "yes," then the youth are asked about the number of different programs in which they have participated. They are then given the opportunity to answer questions about two of the programs. Questions about the programs include the name of the program, the start and end dates of their participation in the program, the type of training program, whether a training allowance was given and how much it was for, reasons for participating in the training program, whether the program was completed by the youth and reasons for not completing it, and the skills learned. In year 13, an additional section was added to this measure. This last section of the measure asks the youth who had participated in at least one training program whether, in the past 12 months, they had received specific types of training in 14 different areas (such as time management, money management, etc.). For each of these more specific training questions, if the youth answered "no," then the measure continued to the next type of training. If the youth responded "yes," the youth were then asked a set of five more yes/no questions about that training: 1) did the school provide this service?, 2) did work provide this service?, 3) did a church or religious organization provide this service, 4) did a community organization provide this service?, 5) did any other organization provide this service and, if so, which one was it? This cycle of questions continues until the end of the measure.

No scales were created for this measure. However, for item 6 (how many training programs have you participated in), responses of "skip" were recoded to "0" to accurately enforce the skip pattern and to reflect the number of respondents who did not participate in a training program.

Analysts should note that the total numbers of students completing this measure are low. Since the students were in the twelfth grade, it appeared that few have had exposure yet to training programs other than their regular schooling. Also, analysts should note that a second dataset had to be created, using the original data, in order to examine the data for each training program in a more comprehensive manner.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: CxBH
Scored Dataset Name: TTRySCc

Keywords

Work Experience Programs, Job Training, Career Guidance, GED, Vocational