ERIC Number: ED097932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Follow-up Report Students Completing Programs--Fall 1972 and Spring 1973.
Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.
Data collected in a comprehensive followup study of students completing vocational programs at Southwestern College in 1972-73 are provided. Questionnaires were sent to 411 students, representing 4 departments and 28 different vocational programs; responses were received from 163, or 40 percent of those completing the programs. The questionnaires asked for information as to the graduates' present status in terms of employment, school, etc. In addition, the respondents evaluated their vocational programs for quality of instruction, availability of materials, etc. Southwestern College as a whole was evaluated in the areas of reputation in the community, general education, instruction, counseling, and placement services. Major findings of the study were: (1) of the graduates, 60 percent were employed full-time, 27 percent were attending school full-time, 4 percent were unemployed and seeking work, and 24 percent were attending school part-time; (2) of those employed, 77 percent were in an occupation for which they were trained or which was related to their training; 26 percent were employed in their current position prior to attending Southwestern; (3) of those not previously employed, counselors and instructors helped 15 percent find employment, and the placement office helped 1 percent; (4) 75 percent of the students felt that their experience at Southwestern was useful in their job performance, 60 percent felt it was useful in finding jobs, and 49 percent felt it useful in securing job promotions; and (5) the college's vocational program as a whole received high ratings from the graduates. (The study data are presented on Vocational Followup Report and Placement Data forms. A copy of the Vocational Questionnaire is included.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California