ERIC Number: ED224522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study: Employer Follow-Up of 1980 Career Graduates.
A survey of the employers of the 1980 career graduates of Dundalk Community College (DCC) was conducted to evaluate the college's instructional programs and to assess the extent to which DCC assisted graduates in their preparation for career employment. Questionnaires were sent to 73 employers of career and non-career graduates in early 1981. Study findings, based on the responses of the 26 firms employing career graduates, indicated: (1) 69% of the employed career graduates were female and 62% held an associate degree; (2) 56% of the employers required or preferred an associate degree for the jobs the graduates were holding; (3) all employers were satisfied with the graduates' performance, job skills, familiarity with testing and laboratory equipment, and communication ability; (4) 96% of the respondents reported that DCC graduates were able to work well with others, 88% felt that graduates had good technical knowledge, and 96% reported that the work attitude of the graduates was good; (5) 54% of the employers felt that DCC graduates were better prepared than others in the work group; and (6) 96% said they would employ other DCC graduates in the future. Throughout the study report, statewide data are compared with DCC's findings. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dundalk Community Coll., Baltimore, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Grants.