ERIC Number: ED215074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate/Employer Followup Project. Final Report.
Ohanneson, Greg; And Others
A project was undertaken to explore the prospects of conducting employer followup surveys concerning the graduates of a selected vocational program and to devise a procedure that would categorize the small number of employers to be sampled in such a way that useful data for possible program change could be obtained and analyzed. During the project, a two-tiered employer survey was administered to employers at 11 different machine shops employing completers of a selected San Jose City College vocational program. The other phase of the project involved the development and testing of a system for classifying employers that was developed from a previously devised "Diffusion of Innovations Model." Although the survey response rates were low and the results were inconclusive, it was determined that the limited survey procedure developed is a satisfactory process for obtaining information about possible program modification. Recommendations included calls for conducting small scale employer followup studies on an annual basis and for having specific related occupational instructors conduct the surveys rather than hired consultants or non-specialists. (Appended to the report are a discussion of the development of the diffusion model respondent qualifier, the project questionnaire, and a summary of the survey results.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose City Coll., CA.