ERIC Number: ED183224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Employer Evaluations of the Professional Competencies of C.C.B.'s FY 1978 Graduates.
Campbell, William F.; Dogoloff, Sylvan A.
Employers of the students that graduated from the Community College of Baltimore (CCB) in 1978 were surveyed during the spring and summer of 1979 to determine: (1) the usefulness of the two-year associate degree in obtaining work; (2) the adequacy of job skill training provided at CCB; (3) the willingness of employers to hire other CCB graduates; (4) the additional skills or knowledge that employers felt that graduates should have; and (5) the willingness of employers to share expertise with faculty. Employers' names and addresses were requested from the 908 graduates; 482 students replied. Only those who were employed full-time, had jobs related to their fields of study, and who gave permission to contact their employers were selected for the survey. Of the 176 eligible employers, 142 replied. Survey results showed that 29% of the employers required an associate degree (A.A.), while 45% gave preference to A.A. holders. The majority (94%) considered CCB graduates "adequate or more than adequate" in the performance of job duties, and 79% indicated that graduates had "good or very good" technical skills. Over 94% were willing to hire other CCB graduates, and 85% indicated a willingness to share expertise with the college. The survey report compares data by program area and CCB results with results obtained by other Maryland colleges that conducted the same survey. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore Community Coll., MD.
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