ERIC Number: ED097927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Employers. A Survey of Employers Who Have Hired Montgomery College Graduates.
Gell, Robert L.; Harkness, Suzanne C.
This study was undertaken to assess employers' attitudes toward the educational preparation of Montgomery College graduates in their employ. Further, it was an effort to gain information from employers regarding what improvements they felt could be made in Montgomery's curriculum to better prepare students for their future occupations. The data were gathered by questionnaires completed by the employers of graduates. The programs evaluated in the survey represented both career and transfer oriented curriculums. The majority of the graduates were employed in the metropolitan Washington area by private firms, hospitals, or the Federal Government. The study found that Montgomery College is providing employers with graduates who have sufficient backgrounds and preparation to succeed in their occupations. This was evidenced by the number of employers who stated that they would hire additional Montgomery graduates in the future, without reservation. It was further found that an AA degree was not necessary for obtaining many of the positions held by the graduates, but that once hired, chances for promotion were improved with the degree. This finding leads to the conclusion that in the eyes of the business world, the role of the community college is to provide the training needed for job entry, and that this training is not necessarily equated with the Associate of Arts degree. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland