ERIC Number: ED224540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Employer Follow-Up, 1980. Research Report Number 28.
Nespoli, Lawrence A.; Radcliffe, Susan K.
In April 1981, a survey was conducted by Howard Community College (HCC) to gather information on the job performance of its 1980 occupational program graduates. Surveys were sent to the employers of consenting graduates who were working full-time in jobs related to their field of study at HCC, requesting information on the educational requirements of the jobs held by HCC graduates, the adequacy of graduates' college preparation, ratings of graduates' vocational training, and comparative ratings of HCC graduates and others in the work force. Of the 60 employers contacted, 53 or 88% responded. The survey revealed: (1) 33% of the jobs held by HCC graduates required an associate degree (AA) and for another 43% an AA was preferred; (2) 90% of the employers found graduates' job skills adequate or more than adequate; (3) good or very good ratings were given by over 85% of the respondents to graduates' technical knowledge, work attitudes, and work quality; (4) 57.9% of the employers indicated that HCC graduates were better prepared for employment than other employees without vocational training; and (5) 98% of the employers would hire another HCC graduate in the same area. The study report contrasts HCC findings with statewide data and includes a breakdown of survey responses by occupational program. The questionnaire is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Research and Planning.