ERIC Number: ED308896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1986-1987. Research Report Number 5-89.
Head, Ronald B.
In 1989, a study was conducted at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) to assess the occupational success of the college's 1986-87 graduates and determine how well their academic experience prepared them for work in their professions. Employers of 86 graduates who granted permission were contacted for a performance appraisal. Of the employers surveyed, 50 (58.1%) responded. Study findings included the following: (1) over 75% of the employers rated the graduates as either "excellent" or "good" with respect to technical job skills, quality and quantity of work, and cooperation with fellow workers and supervisors; (2) over 60% of the employers rated the math, writing, speaking, research, and logic skills of the PVCC graduates as "excellent" or "good"; (3) nearly 80% of the employers rated PVCC as either "excellent" or "good" in occupational training and education, and over 70% rated the general education provided as either "excellent" or "good"; and (4) no employer rated PVCC as "poor" in either occupational training or general education. The survey instrument is appended. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.