ERIC Number: ED124746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Machine Tool Technology and Building Construction Graduates. Evaluation Report.
Hall, Wilbur; And Others
A followup study of graduates from machine tool technology and building construction programs was conducted to determine the relevancy of programs to employment needs. The survey instrument was a mailed questionnaire designed to determine employment status and history, evaluation of the program, upgrading or retraining needs, and the adequacy of specific course offerings. A random sample of graduates was selected for a followup personal interview at their place of employment. Employers were also interviewed when possible. The report details the survey results in both narrative and tabular form. Also included are free response comments. Major findings include: 87.9% of the building construction graduates and 78.2% of the machine tool technology graduates held jobs related to their training; graduates were generally satisfied with their curriculums but did offer suggestions for changes; and a majority of the respondents were interested in upgrading, retraining, and continuing education. The appendix to the report contains the cover letter, questionnaire, and curriculum evaluation check lists used in the survey. (RG)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation, Employer Attitudes, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Tables (Data), Technical Institutes, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Maine Vocational Technical Inst., South Portland.