ERIC Number: ED066155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Hawaii Community College Vocational-Technical Graduate Follow-Up Studies, 1968-1971.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
This follow-up survey of Hawaii Community College vocational-technical graduates from 1968-1971 was undertaken to (1) indicate general trends in their labor force status, and (2) determine how these trends might be used to evaluate present programs. The first part of the report presents cumulative trends for 1968-1971, and the second part focuses on the 1971 class. Of the total 1968-1971 population of 764 graduates, 55% responded to the questionnaire and some findings were: (1) 82% of the respondents were employed; (2) mid-management merchandising respondents consistently maintained a 100% employment status, with carpentry, welding, accounting, secretarial science, and practical nursing also remaining consistently high; and (3) the drafting and apparel trades programs had low cumulative employment totals of less than 75%. Recommendations included: (1) using the cluster approach for the drafting, auto body and mechanics, electronics and electricity programs; (2) re-evaluating the diesel mechanics, welding, and machine shop programs, considering the limited manpower needs; and (3) re-evaluating the nursing program considering the increasing employment rate. The 1971 graduates showed no marked changes from the cumulative trends for the total group. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.