ERIC Number: ED239678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Placement and Follow-Up Report: Graduate Survey Responses and State Defined Placement Status of Occupational Programs for the Academic Year 1981-82. Research Report No. 83-36.
A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) to determine the placement status of 1981-82 graduates from the college's occupational programs. Data for the study were obtained from five sources: a survey of 1,497 program graduates; Department of Labor and Employment Security Files; State University System files; an employer follow-up survey; and a job placement log from the college's job placement offices. Study findings, based on these data and responses from 553 program graduates, revealed that: (1) there were 1,606 occupational graduates for 1981-82 within 107 occupational programs, 53% of which had 5 or more graduates; (2) over 80% of the responding graduates gave positive ratings to program training, course content, instructor preparation, and library services; (3) 55.2% of the graduates reported receiving financial aid for 1981-82; (4) 88.6% of the graduates found their jobs through their own initiative or with the help of friends and relatives; (5) the modal hourly salary was between $8 and $10; and (6) MDCC training helped many graduates obtain a job, perform occupationally, and advance in their positions. The bulk of the report consists of survey data for the college as a whole and for the four college campuses. Appendices include the student and employer questionnaires, and a placement and follow-up report form. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.