ERIC Number: ED283541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1984-85. Research Report Number 5-87.
Head, Ronald B.
In spring 1987, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) conducted a survey to determine employer satisfaction with the college's occupational/technical graduates. Survey forms were sent to the employers of 62 graduates who had previously granted permission for their employers to be contacted. Study findings, based on responses from 50 employers, included the following: (1) over 70% of the employers rated their employees as "excellent" or "good" in terms of technical job skills, quality of work, attitude toward work, cooperation with fellow workers, and cooperation with supervisors; (2) over 60% of the employers rated the employees as "excellent" or "good" in terms of mathematical, writing, speaking, research, and logic skills; (3) over 70% rated the occupational education/training and general education provided by PVCC as "excellent" or "good"; and (4) a slight correlation between the employees' job satisfaction and the employers' evaluations was found, with the highest correlation occurring between job satisfaction and employees' attitude toward work. The study report includes the survey instrument and findings by graduates' curriculum and degree received. (EJV)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Institutional Evaluation, Job Performance, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education, Personnel Evaluation, Questionnaires, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.