Date of Award


Document Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


STEM Education & Professional Studies


Occupational and Technical Studies

Committee Director

Ritz, John M.


Questions that might be answered from this study include 1. Does the fashion merchandising industry in Virginia Beach and Norfolk have enough males working in apparel and accessory jobs to warrant an increase in males in the training classes of fashion merchandising? 2. Is there a need for Virginia Beach city fashion merchandising coordinators to try to actively recruit male students into their programs as the high school level? 3. Do male students of fashion merchandising have entry-level jobs available in their area once completing the class on the high school level? 4. Should the fashion merchandising program be for females only?

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