ERIC Number: ED317259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
1988-89 Graduate Follow-Up Report.
Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
In 1989, a graduate follow-up survey was conducted to gather data regarding student perceptions and activities following graduation from the Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education System (VTAE). Primary objectives of the survey were to identify current activities of VTAE graduates, determine whether the activities were related to the graduates' educational programs, and provide information for career and program planning, evaluation, and development. A total of 13,635 graduates from VTAE's 16 districts were surveyed. Survey findings, based on an 88% response rate, included the following: (1) 57% of the respondents were females, and 41% were between the ages of 20 and 24; (2) 96% of the respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with their training; (3) 93% of the respondents who were interested in employment were working, and, of these, 87% held jobs either directly related or somewhat related to their training; (4) of the employed graduates, 91% were working in Wisconsin, with 73% of this group employed in the VTAE district where they received their training; (5) business programs had the highest number of graduates (N=2,446) and an 86% related-employment rate; (6) health program graduates ranked first in percent employed in a related field (93%), and second among those surveyed in number of graduates (2,404); and (7) the median monthly salary for VTAE graduates was $1,246. The survey instrument is appended. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin