CRITERIA TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A FACULTY FOR TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING STUDENTS PUBLISHEDIasmina-Cecilia, SAVESCU firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. In a society characterized by an abundance of information, the decision to choose a particular faculty from a multitude of national and international, public or private options will be based on certain selection criteria. In this regard, the present study aims to investigate the criteria that are considered by the Technology High-school graduating students in choosing a certain faculty from many possible choices. To achieve this aim, we performed an ascertaining research on a batch of 91 High-school students enlisted to 3 programs belonging to the Technology line of studies: Natural resources, Services and Technics. The 3 Technology High- schools belong to the rural area, and the students included in this study were registered in the 12th grade, during the school year 2016-2017. The collection of data was achieved by applying a questionnaire of opinion to the 91 students included in the target group. The results were processed with the statistical program SPSS 17. The conclusions of the study reveal the fact that the most important selection criteria used by students in their final year in High- school in order to choose a faculty are the faculty field of study, the profession they train for during the faculty courses; faculty prestige; home-proximity; entrance conditions; positive aspects found out from others. As one may notice, students have in view mainly the future potential of a profession, which could provide a high quality life style, but they also take into consideration aspects relating to admission and accessibility to the university environment (distance from home, costs etc.). The results open the perspective for more ample studies regarding the best ways to integrate the High - school students coming from rural areas in higher education.
selection criteria, faculty selection, high school