ERIC Number: ED259779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Employer Follow-Up Survey: Employer Assessment of 1983-84 Forest Park Graduates. Final Report.
Kapraun, E. Daniel; Nienkamp, Roger L.
An employer follow-up study was conducted to gather information from the employers of 1983-84 graduates of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park regarding the preparation and performance of these graduates. A previous survey of the 1983-84 graduates had identified 221 of their employers, who were mailed a questionnaire asking for ratings of the Forest Park graduates' preparation for job requirements, job skills, work attitudes, basic skills, and interpersonal and communication skills; and for their suggestions for improving the curriculum and for ways that Forest Park could assist in in-service training. Study findings, based on responses from 86 (39%) of the employers, included the following: (1) 87% of the employers rated graduates' degree of preparation as good or excellent; (2) 45% rated graduates' work attitudes as excellent; (3) 52% offered suggestions for strengthening the curriculum related to their firm; and (4) 15% were interested in in-service training arrangements. The study report includes the agenda of a planning meeting for questionnaire development, a paper presented at the meeting ("The Case for Program Evaluation," by Walter Hunter), questionnaires for the graduate follow-up and employer follow-up surveys, and item-by-item survey results. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Forest Park, MO.