ERIC Number: ED336155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
1991 Graduate Follow-Up Outcomes Report: Occupational Programs. Vancouver Community College.
In 1991, a follow-up survey was conducted in British Columbia of students who graduated from Vancouver Community College's (VCC's) occupational programs between July 1989 and June 1990. A total of 3,751 occupational graduates were surveyed regarding their educational goals, main activity at the time of the survey, desired employment location, factors related to unemployment, relationship of training to employment, usefulness of VCC training in obtaining employment and for job performance, transfer experiences, and overall evaluation of VCC experience. Major findings, based on a 33% response rate, included the following: (1) 42.4% of the 1989-90 occupational graduates were between 21 and 30 years of age; (2) more women (56.1%) than men (43.9%) graduated from VCC's occupational programs; (3) 71.1% paid their own tuition; (4) for 56.9% of the graduates, the main objective for coming to VCC was to obtain job skills; (5) 37.7% of the graduates were employed full time when surveyed, 7% were working part time, 37.5% were taking courses part time, and 6.8% were unemployed; (6) 90.2% of the graduates who looked for training-related jobs obtained training-related employment after leaving VCC; (7) 85.6% gave VCC training the credit for obtaining employment; (8) 90.8% found their training at VCC useful for their work performance; (9) 74.4% planned to further their education in the next 5 years; and (10) 98% of the graduates viewed their VCC training as at least somewhat worthwhile. Outcome indicators by campus and by program area are attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vancouver Community Coll. (British Columbia). Office of Institutional Research.