ERIC Number: ED346919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Implementation of Job Placement Services Guidelines.
McGillicuddy (Shirley) & Associates, Sierra Madre, CA.; Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
The Implementation of Job Placement Services Guidelines Project was designed to strengthen placement programs and services for California community college vocational students, and for all students needing part-time employment to realize their educational goals. The project was designed to test the validity and relevance of quality indicators developed in 1990-91. Site visits with five volunteer colleges and a statewide survey of 107 colleges were used to evaluate the implementation of quality indicators and to identify needed revisions. Survey findings, based on a 61.7% response rate (responses from 71 individuals representing 66 colleges) included the following: (1) while 75% of respondents had reviewed the quality indicators, only 6.7% had utilized them to review their job placement program; (2) the quality indicators considered most relevant for program review by 18 respondents were Commitment/Resources (83%), Activities/Services (61%), and Marketing (50%); (3) 36.7% had a written job placement program plan, and only 15% of those were based on a needs assessment survey; (4) in the area of Commitment/Resources, 78.3% rated their placement center as visible and accessible, and 70% indicated that they had an insufficient budget and lacked qualified staff; (5) in Activities/Services, part-time job listings (100%), full-time job listings (93.3%), and temporary/seasonal job listings (91.7%) were the most frequently cited services; and (6) 85% indicated that their program did not have a marketing plan. Appendixes include lists of advisory committee members, volunteer colleges, and college coordinators; the survey questionnaire and response summary; site visit procedures; and recommended quality indicator revisions. (JSP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California Placement Association.
Authoring Institution: McGillicuddy (Shirley) & Associates, Sierra Madre, CA.; Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.