ERIC Number: ED226769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Fifth Annual Employers' Satisfaction Survey: First Cycle Update.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.
As part of a 5-year cycle of accountability and evaluation activities, a study was conducted in 1982 to determine employer satisfaction with the educational system in Hawaii. Employers were asked to provide information on their firm, state their training priorities, express frustrations, and make suggestions on increasing the effectiveness of the educational system in preparing students for employment. Interviews were conducted with vice presidents of personnel and personnel directors from 50 firms, which had not been contacted in prior annual employer surveys and in which service, hospitality, retail, finance, and construction industries were most heavily represented. The study revealed: (1) 94% of the employers felt that employees who had received occupational training in high school were better prepared for employment than those who had not; (2) 76% felt that college vocational education students were better prepared than college students without vocational training; (3) 60% preferred the high school diploma to the Individual Prescribed Program option; (4) 70% said community colleges were doing a good job; and (5) of the 15 firms having hired Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) participants, 88% felt participation had increased their value as employees. Volunteered comments are appended. (DAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.