ERIC Number: ED065117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Employment of Career Graduates.
Snyder, Fred A.; And Others
This follow-up study of associate degree graduates from career curricula at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC, Pennsylvania), attempts to: (1) investigate the activities of these graduates; and (2) obtain opinions from these graduates and their employers about their education and employment. Data were obtained from questionnaires sent to the 405 career students graduating between 1966 and 1970, and to their employment officers and immediate supervisors; the response rate was 78.5% for the graduates, 70% for the personnel officers, and 86% for the supervisors. The report includes a description of career graduates and their activities, employers' evaluations of graduates and their education at HACC, and graduate and employer evaluations of aspects of education and related services. Findings include: (1) 70% of the graduates were employed full-time; (2) 90% found employment in their area of specialization; (3) over half continued their education after graduation; (4) the average salary was over $6900 yearly; (5) employers generally preferred graduates to have specialized training at the college; (6) graduates evaluated their cooperative work experience positively; and (7) the large majority of graduates rated their education at HACC as superior or good, with 90% stating that they would recommend the college to a person with interest in their field. (RN)
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Evaluation, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Institutional Research, Relevance (Education), Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Harrisburg Area Community College, 3300 Cameron Street Road, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harrisburg Area Community Coll., PA.