ERIC Number: ED321784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1987-88. Research Report No. 4-90.
Head, Ronald B.
In 1990, a survey was conducted to evaluate the occupational success of Piedmont Virginia Community College's (PVCC's) 1987-88 graduates. On a graduate follow-up survey, 62 graduates (48.1%) consented to having their employers surveyed. Of the 62 employers contacted, 56 completed and returned valid surveys, asking for an evaluation of the PVCC graduates in terms of job skills, work performance, and attitudes. Survey findings indicated the following: (1) between 75% and 85% of the employers rated the graduates as "excellent" or "good" with respect to technical job skills, quality and quantity of work, attitude, and cooperation with fellow workers and supervisors; (2) approximately 60% of the employers rated the graduates as "excellent" or "good" in math, writing, speaking, research, and logic skills; (3) a larger proportion of 1987-88 employers than of 1986-87 employers rated the graduates' general skills as excellent; and (4) graduates' occupational education and training were rated as "excellent" or "good" by 83.7% of the employers, and their general education was rated as either "excellent" or "good" by 84.4%. Appendixes contain a table listing employer evaluations by curricular program and degree received, employer comments, job titles of PVCC graduates whose employers completed surveys, participating employers, employer contact authorization form, and the survey instrument. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Note: For 1986-87 report, see ED 308 896.