ERIC Number: ED212302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Handbook on Labour Market Experiences of Community College Graduates.
Manitoba Dept. of Labor and Manpower, Winnipeg.
Based on follow-up studies of the 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978 graduates of Manitoba's community colleges, this handbook outlines the employment experiences of graduates from 88 programs of study offered by the colleges' health and personal services, business and administrative studies, applied arts, industrial and technology, and teacher education divisions. After introductory material delineating limitations in the use of the handbook as an informational resource for career planning, a summary is presented of findings of the 1979 follow-up study. These findings, based on responses from 61% of the 3,095 students who graduated from one of Manitoba's three community colleges in 1978, include the following: (1) 88.3% were employed one year following their graduation; (2) 82.5% of the employed graduates had jobs related to their field of study; (3) 88.7% of the employed graduates found work in Manitoba; and (4) the average weekly salary of graduates was $219.57. The bulk of the handbook draws upon the cumulative follow-up data to profile the employment experiences of students according to their program of study. For each of the 88 programs, the handbook provides a description of the duties of the jobs for which the program provides training; graduate employment rates; the locations of graduate employment; average starting salaries of 1978 graduates; possible organizations where graduates can seek employment; and the job titles held by employed graduates. (JP)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Demand Occupations, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Job Skills, Majors (Students), Salaries, Semiskilled Occupations, Skilled Occupations, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Labor and Manpower, Winnipeg.