ERIC Number: ED241099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of Occupational Education Students: Los Rios Community College District, Spring 1983.
Lee, Beth S.
A follow-up study of occupational education students in the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) was conducted to obtain information regarding the former students' educational and career goals, employment and educational status, and perceptions of the programs and services offered by the three district colleges. A survey was mailed to 2,700 former LRCCD students who had been enrolled in fall 1981 or spring 1982 in a course designated as occupational and who had not re-enrolled in fall 1982. Two subgroups were studied: those who completed an associate or certificate program (graduates) and those who received no award (non-returning students). Study findings, based on responses from 1,291 (51.8%) of the former students, revealed: (1) about 60% of the respondents had enrolled primarily to acquire or improve job skills; (2) 28% of the non-returning students indicated that their reason for not returning was completion of the courses they needed and 15% cited conflicting job hours; (3) 75% of the respondents were employed full-time, and 40% of the graduates and 30% of the non-returning students were furthering their education; and (4) among the employed respondents, almost 70% were working in a job related to their college courses. The survey instrument, cover letters, and detailed response data are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA.