ERIC Number: ED297809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Survey of Employers of 1986 Howard Community College Graduates: A Report of the Findings. Research Report Number 53.
Livieratos, Barbara B.
A study was conducted at Howard Community College (HCC) to determine employers' perceptions of the employment preparation and job training provided by HCC. Questionnaires were mailed to the employers of 38 1986 graduates, who had previously granted permission for their employers to be contacted. Study findings, based on a 68% response rate, included the following: (1) 69% of the employers indicated that the graduates' jobs were closely related to their education; (2) all of the employers said that the graduates' ability to learn on the job was good or very good; (3) 88% gave the graduates good or very good ratings with respect to their oral communication skills and work attitudes; (4) 88% of the employers rated the graduates' preparation as good or very good, and all employers responding to the question said that they would hire another HCC graduate; and (5) 72% gave ratings of good or very good to the graduates' familiarity with the equipment required by their jobs. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Research and Planning.