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ERIC Number: ED280515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Employer Follow-Up, Spring 1986. Research Report 3.
Montemayor, J. Joaquin; And Others
A study was conducted by Mesa (Arizona) Community College (MCC) to obtain and analyze information from employers of former MCC students regarding the performance, skills, and attitudes of former students; job outlook; assessment of MCC training; and source of hiring. Study findings included the following: (1) employers gave the highest ratings to occupational students' willingness to learn, work attitude, and compliance with employers' policies, and the lowest ratings to problem-solving skills, communication skills, and mathematics skills; (2) for academic students, the highest ratings were given to work attendance, accepting responsibility, and work attitude, while the lowest ratings were given to problem-solving skills, organizational ability, mathematics skills, and technical knowledge; (3) employers gave higher ratings to the training received by occupational students than that received by academic students; (4) overall, employers rated the future job outlook in their field the same as the current job outlook; (5) 85% of the employers who felt that they had a basis for comparison indicated that MCC graduates were better prepared than employees of the same work group without such training; (6) 65% indicated that MCC training had added to the student's potential for job placement or job advancement; and (7) 67% indicated that the source of hiring was the student's own initiative. Uses for the study data are recommended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mesa Community Coll., AZ. Office of Research and Development.