ERIC Number: ED370652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
1992-93 Graduate Follow-Up Report. Wisconsin Technical College System Board.
Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Each year, a follow-up study is conducted to gather data on the activities and perceptions of students approximately six months after their graduation from Wisconsin's Technical Colleges (WTC). Specifically, the survey seeks to identify the current activities of WTC graduates, determine the extent to which current activities are related to the graduates' educational programs, and provide data to inform career awareness and planning efforts. In 1993, the 16 districts in the WTC system surveyed 15,835 graduates from 1992-93. Responses were received from 13,298 (84%) graduates and were compiled into a statewide report. Results of the study included the following: (1) 60.2% of the graduates were female, while minorities represented 7.3% of the respondents; (2) of the respondents in the labor force, 92% were employed and 80% of these graduates were in jobs related to their training; (3) graduates of the home economics program had the highest percent employed rate at 89%, followed by agribusiness at 87% and health programs at 85%; (4) the median monthly salary for all 1993-93 graduates was $1,473; and (5) graduates from the service instructional division had the highest median salary at $1,733, followed by those from technical division at $1,732 and those from health at $1,642. Includes a systemwide table by program title of the number of graduates, number of responses, number employed, the percentage of jobs related to training, monthly salary range and median, and average hours per week. The survey instrument is appended. (KP)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Salaries, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.