ERIC Number: ED196466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Analysis of Labour Market Outcomes of Graduates and Non-Graduates from Manitoba Community Colleges.
Manitoba Dept. of Labor and Manpower, Winnipeg.
A survey of the 5,278 students who either graduated (N=3,095) or withdrew (N=2,183) from the Manitoba community colleges during 1978 was conducted during 1979 to determine: (1) the employment status of the students; (2) their earnings; (3) the number of weeks spent in the labor market before and after college enrollment; (4) the number of weeks spent finding a job after leaving college; and (5) the relationship between the skills learned at college and students' jobs. Survey data were analyzed in terms of college attended, graduate or non-graduate status, sex, age, source of income while in school, course of study (i.e., two-year diploma or one-year certificate), and educational attainment prior to community college attendance. Major findings, based on a 62% response rate from graduates and a 41% response rate from non-graduates, revealed that the non-graduate unemployment rate (7.6%) was about twice as large as that experienced by the graduates (3.3%), and that the non-graduates took about two weeks longer to find their first job. Only 41% of the non-graduates were in jobs related to their training, as compared to 83% of the graduates. The salaries, number of jobs held, ratings of job satisfaction, and plans for continuing their education of the graduates and non-graduates were similar. (JP)
Descriptors: Age, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment, Employment Patterns, Females, Graduate Surveys, Males, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Labor and Manpower, Winnipeg.