Technology Skills and the Need for Further Skill Development in Community College Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Education

Authors

  • Chadwick A. Springer Auburn University
  • Leane B. Skinner Auburn University
  • Elisha Wohleb Auburn University
  • Geana Mitchell Bevill State Community College

Keywords:

career and technical education, technology skills, community college, basic computer tasks

Abstract

This study provides information that may be utilized to help improve students’ acquisition of technology skills while enrolled at a community college. Students enrolled in one or more Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at a community college in a Southeastern state were surveyed to determine their perceived competencies with technology and need for further development of skills concerning (a) software technology, (b) hardware technology, and (c) technology tools. In addition, the survey was used to
determine students’ perceived ability to complete basic computer tasks without assistance. Significant differences were found in students’ perceived competencies to utilize software technology and technology tools. Results further indicated the perceived ability to complete basic computer tasks varied. Technology competencies varied among degree program groups; however, the majority of students do not believe they need further development of technology skills despite the varied perceived ability to complete basic
computer tasks.

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2020-06-01

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Springer, C. A., Skinner , L. B., Wohleb , E., & Mitchell , G. (2020). Technology Skills and the Need for Further Skill Development in Community College Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Education. Journal of Research In Business Education, 60(1), 37-53. https://jrbe.nbea.org/index.php/jrbe/article/view/21

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