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ERIC Number: ED332764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
California Community College Job Placement Services Survey.
Hood, Lyn
In 1990, surveys were sent to all 107 California community colleges to gather information on the status of job placement services for students attending the colleges. Survey results, based on a 60% response rate (n=64), included the following: (1) 62% of the colleges indicated that they had documented student job placements in some fashion, with 41% of these reporting between 500 and 999 job placements annually; (2) among the 25 schools reporting the average earnings of their placed students, 40% reported student wages of between $5.00 and $5.49 per hour; (3) the majority of job placement services were available less than 40 hours per week, though evening services seemed to be gaining in popularity, and several schools reported efforts to improve their service scheduling; (4) only 9 schools indicated that they required students to show proof of enrollment in a minimum number of units to qualify to use the job placement service; (5) 65% indicated that they limited the number of referrals allowed on a daily basis; (6) 48% reported having a policy of restricting referrals after receiving a complaint from a student or employer; and (7) 34% used the JOBTRAK computerized placement program, 31% used some other mass-market placement program, and 12% had plans to computerize in the future. Responses to open-ended questions on computerization; the survey instrument; and summaries providing available information on the contact person at each college, office hours, number of placements annually, minimum enrollment requirements, pre-screening, and status of computerization are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA. Office of Career Planning and Placement.
Identifiers: California; California Community Colleges