ERIC Number: ED223263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Survey of Completers and Leavers: Vocational Programs, Only. Community Colleges.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
In April 1980, Vocational Education Data System representatives at each of the seven community colleges in Hawaii surveyed students who, during 1978-79, graduated from vocational education programs or left these programs prior to graduation. Questionnaires were mailed to 6,629 former students, requesting information on current educational and/or employment status, soliciting suggestions to improve vocational education programs, and requesting permission to contact the respondents' employers for further information. In addition, data on sex, major, and educational objectives were obtained from college records. Findings, based on a 36% response rate, included the following: (1) 24% of the leavers and 19% of the graduates were continuing their education; (2) 76% of the leavers and 83% of the graduates were employed; (3) apprentices and health service majors had the highest employment rates; (4) 81% of the graduates and 56% of the leavers who were working full-time were employed in fields related to their training; and (5) although overall hourly pay was slightly higher for graduates employed full-time in a field related to their major than for leavers similarly employed, leavers had higher wages than graduates in the areas of business, food services, and technology. The study report includes the questionnaire, data tables breaking down responses by college, and respondent profiles by college. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii