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ERIC Number: ED352075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of Career Program Completers: Class of 1990-91.
Conklin, Karen A.
In November 1991, a follow-up study was conducted of 514 former students of Johnson County Community College (JCCC), in Kansas, who had earned a career program degree or certificate in 1990-91, or had been identified as leaving the college with marketable skills. Of these, 480 completed mail or telephone surveys for a response rate of 93%. Respondents working in jobs related to their program of study identified 273 employers who were subsequently mailed surveys. A total of 213 employers completed usable surveys for a 78% response rate. Study findings included the following: (1) more women and older students, and respondents less satisfied with their jobs were represented in the initial mail survey as compared to the telephone follow-up surveys; (2) just 74% of 1991 completers were employed in jobs related to their program of study, compared to 82% in 1990, and 80% in 1988; (3) nearly 10% of the respondents were out of the labor market and pursuing additional education, up from 6% in 1990; (4) the average hourly wage reported by 1991 completers was $11.28, up from $10.67 in 1990; (5) while 87% indicated satisfaction with their current job, only 48% rated their advancement potential as "excellent," or "good"; (6) nearly 84% of the respondents indicated that their JCCC experience had enhanced their self-confidence; (7) over 90% of the respondents were satisfied with the quality of instruction, the facilities and equipment, and the course content at JCCC; and (8) 90% of the employers of career program completers expressed satisfaction with all facets of the preparation of their employee. Detailed data tables and the survey instruments are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.