ERIC Number: ED342440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1989-90. Research Report No. 2-92.
Head, Ronald B.
In 1992, a survey was conducted of the employers of 49 1989-90 graduates of Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) who had previously given permission for their employers to be contacted. Of the employers surveyed, 33 completed and returned valid surveys, for a response rate of 67.3%. Results of the survey included the following: (1) approximately 90% of the employers rated PVCC graduates as good or excellent in the categories of cooperation with fellow workers, cooperation with supervisors, technical job skills, and quality of work, and over 80% rated the graduates as good or excellent in the two remaining categories of quantity of work and attitude toward work; (2) of the graduates whose employers returned valid surveys, 38.7% had indicated previously that they intended to pursue their current jobs as long-range careers; (3) 22.6% of the graduates whose employers returned surveys had indicated they were very satisfied with their jobs, while 67.7% were satisfied and 9.7% were not very satisfied; (4) for the most part, neither a positive nor a negative correlation between job satisfaction and employer evaluations was evident; (5) employers tended to feel that PVCC graduates had better general skills than most employees; and (6) the majority of the employers felt that PVCC was better than most institutions with respect to both occupational education and training and general education. Appendixes provide employer evaluations and comments, job titles of graduates whose employers completed surveys, participating employers, an authorization form, and the survey instrument. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.