ERIC Number: ED068091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Status of Spring 1971 Graduates.
Portland Community Coll., OR.
This follow-up study of Portland Community College (PCC, Oregon) graduates was conducted to determine where graduates are, what they are doing, and how well their employers rate their performance. Information was gathered from postcard surveys sent to the 1971 graduates, and subsequent questionnaires sent to these students and to their employers. Some findings were: (1) regarding current status, 309 of the 527 responding were employed, 134 continued their education, and 54 were unemployed; (2) major factors in the choice of school were the available technical programs, finances, location, and desire to increase job skills; (3) over 31% of the graduates were earning between $600 and $750 per month, with 59% earning less than $600 per month; (4) over one-half of the graduates regarded their own initiative as having been the most influential factor in obtaining their first positions; (5) 73% felt that their specialized training helped them to obtain employment; (6) 73% of the employers felt that their employees were better prepared as a result of their college work; and (7) 57% of employers stated that the training of the PCC graduate influenced their decision to hire them. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Portland Community Coll., OR.