ERIC Number: ED156234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Evaluation of 1975-76 Occupational Graduates.
Baratta, Mary Kathryne
A follow-up study of Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) occupational program graduates' employers was conducted to determine (1) whether graduates possessed the necessary human relations abilities, and communications, problem-solving, technical, and life skills to function effectively in their positions; (2) the quality and quantity of MVCC graduates' work; (3) graduates' work attitudes; (4) the relationship of MVCC achievement to employer evaluation; (5) strengths and weaknesses in MVCC occupational program areas; and (6) whether employers would hire additional MVCC graduates. Employers of 131 graduates in business, health science, technology, and public service received questionnaires; 121 responded. Survey results were summarized for all occupational graduates and each skill area by program. Employers rated graduates good/excellent in life skills, quality and quantity of work, and overall suitability and attitude, and good in human relations, technical, and problem-solving skills. Public service graduates received the highest composite ratings. The grade point averages (GPA) of technology program graduates were related to employers' evaluations; high evaluations in human relations, problem-solving, and life skills, and quality and quantity of work tended to correlate with high GPA. Based on experience with MVCC graduates, 85% of employers indicated they would hire future graduates. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.