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ERIC Number: ED161508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 64
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.