ERIC Number: ED161508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Five-Year Perspective on Job Placement for JCCC Career Students (Classes of 1973-1977).
Tatham, Elaine L.
During the 1976-77 academic year, 231 students in career programs at Johnson County Community College either graduated or left the program with marketable skills. A follow-up of 188 of these students indicated the following: their average age was 27 (median, 23); 30% were 21 years of age or younger; 54% were females; 66% enrolled to acquire job entry skills and 34% to prepare for job advancement; 82% were employed in jobs utilizing program skills (56% in their program area and 26% in a related area); 95% rated the quality of instruction they received as excellent or good; 88% of those who participated in approved work experiences rated those experiences as excellent or good. Comparisons of current results with those from career student follow-up studies from 1973-1976 revealed the following trends: the percentage of students in jobs utilizing program skills remained over 80%; unemployment was slightly higher in 1976 than in previous years but dropped again to 3% in 1977; percentage attending school and not working was higher in 1976 than previously; percentage of students rating the quality of instruction as excellent or good ranged from 93% to 97%; and for the last two years, one-third enrolled in the career program for job advancement while the rest enrolled to acquire job entry skills. Data are presented for 11 career programs, as well as for a hearing impaired program. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Age, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Hearing Impairments, Job Placement, Males, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.