ERIC Number: ED337645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Follow-Up and Employer Survey, 1986.
Guam Community College, Agana.
A follow-up survey of 1986 graduates of Guam Community College was conducted to chart graduates' progress and to gauge the effectiveness of the college's programs. A total of 382 graduates were surveyed; 185 of them had received high school diplomas through the college-high school cooperative vocational education program. The rate of response for secondary graduates was 74 percent, 60 percent for apprenticeship and training graduates, 73 percent for postsecondary graduates, and 26 percent for adult high school graduates. The study found that the majority of the respondents were employed; respondents were generally satisfied with their current employment and were earning more than the average worker of their age or occupational group. The majority of respondents felt that the training they received from the college was a contributing factor in obtaining employment. Employers of the graduates also were pleased with their work and attitudes. Recommendations were made to update curriculum frequently, to promote student activities, to increase career counseling, and to make educators and employers in the community more aware of the benefits of the education provided by the college. (The report includes 45 tables and 6 figures; appendixes provide data collection instruments.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Guam Community College, Agana.