ERIC Number: ED212313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Career/Technical Students from the British Columbia Community Colleges and Institutes: Technical Report.
A survey was conducted in early 1981 to provide follow-up information on former students of the 14 public community colleges in British Columbia (BC) and of the BC Institute of Technology. In all, questionnaires were mailed to 11,456 persons enrolled in vocational programs at the colleges in September, 1979, but who were not enrolled at any of the colleges in September, 1980. The former students were queried on reasons for attending college; attainment of educational goals; reasons for discontinuing study; employment status and its relation to college studies; whether college training helped in obtaining a job; location of job; reasons for unemployment (where applicable); assessments of the college experience; and plans for further schooling. Almost half (48%) of the questionnaires were returned. The study report details: (1) study objectives; (2) methodology, sampling techniques, and procedures; (3) age and sex distributions of the survey population and of the respondents; (4) responses in the areas of educational objectives, reasons for leaving, current activities, employment searches, type of employment, and assessment of the college experience; and (5) study implications regarding students, the colleges, employment, employment inequalities between the sexes, student persistence, academic standards, and lifelong education. Appendices include the questionnaire and detail statistical findings by college and by discipline cluster. (JP)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Dropout Research, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Females, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Majors (Students), Males, Participant Satisfaction, State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Academic Council of British Columbia, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: B. C. Research, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: For a related document, see JC 810 616.