ERIC Number: ED122909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Employment Study of Miami-Dade Community College 1972-73 Career Education Students and Their Employers.
Wenzel, Gustave G.; Corson, Hal
This study was intended as a pilot project to design a method and computerized system for collecting, analyzing, and reporting information about the degree to which students in career occupational programs achieve their objective of attaining marketable skills. First, the 4,895 students enrolled in the 52 career education programs at Miami-Dade Community College in 1972-73 were carefully screened on the basis of several different criteria to arrive at a survey population of 2,039. A total of 1,312 of these were matched with Department of Commerce employment records and the records of a previous graduate survey to obtain a printout of employer names and addresses, weeks worked, and earnings. To collect program evaluation data, two basic survey instruments were designed and mailed to former students with predetermined employment address information, and to those without such information. In addition, 915 surveys were mailed to the employers of respondents who had given or implied consent for their employers to be surveyed. In general, respondents to both the student and employer surveys gave favorable ratings to the career programs and to the academic and career preparation given to students at Miami-Dade. Tables of survey data are included, and the methodological limitations of this type of study are discussed. (MHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.