ERIC Number: ED292488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Highlights of the Survey of Employers of 1985 Howard Community College Graduates. Research Report Number 50.
Livieratos, Barbara B.
A study was conducted at Maryland's Howard Community College (HCC) to examine employers' views of the job readiness and vocational preparation of HCC graduates. The study sample included 55 employers of 1985 HCC graduates who agreed to have their employer contacted. The nursing program had the highest representation in the study sample, which included nine employers of nursing graduates. Study findings, based on a 53% response rate (N=29), included the following: (1) 96% of the responding employers rated the graduates as adequate or more than adequate in the performance of job skills; (2) 93% of the employers felt the graduates were able to learn new techniques and work well with others; (3) 89% thought that graduates' communication with superiors was adequate or more than adequate; (4) the quality of the work produced by the graduates was rated as good or very good by 89% of the respondents; (5) the work attitude of the graduates was rated as good or very good by 92% of the employers; (6) 92% of the employers rated the vocational training received by the graduates as good or very good; and (7) 100% of the employers indicated that they would hire another HCC graduate. A list of HCC research publications is included. (EJV)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Followup Studies, Job Performance, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.