ERIC Number: ED156241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Employer Follow-up Data Summary--1976-77. Tex-SIS FOLLOW-UP; Postsecondary Student Follow-up Management Information System. Monograph 8.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
The Tex-SIS Follow-up system Employer Follow-up Survey involved four Texas community colleges, providing a statewide composite of employer data on the competency of occupational/technical graduates. The mailing list for prospective survey participants was derived from occupational/technical graduates' responses to a survey conducted in 1975-76. A total of 357 employers, representing 74% of those contacted, returned questionnaires that collected information on employees' personal and technical skills, overall training, and primary hiring sources. On the whole, employers rated occupational/technical graduates as good or very good in personal skills areas, such as accepting responsibility, punctuality, personal initiative, willingness to learn, co-worker and management cooperation, work attendance and attitude, and slightly lower on technical skills such as mathematical skills, organizational ability and communication skills. The overall rating of students' training was good. Employers generally felt that graduates were better prepared than those without college training and that college training added to graduates' ability for job placement and advancement. Of graduate/employees, 64% had applied for jobs on their own initiative, and 14% through college faculty and college placement offices. (TR)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Followup Studies, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Job Training, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Identifiers: Project FOLLOW UP; TEX SIS Followup Services; Texas; Texas Student Followup Information System