ERIC Number: ED359405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Follow-up and Employer Survey 1989.
Guam Community Coll., Agana. Office of the State Agency for Vocational and Adult Education.
A follow-up survey of high school and postsecondary vocational and technical graduates and the employers of those graduates was conducted to identify the jobs, starting salaries, and adequacy of the programs preparing those graduates in Guam. Information was gathered through survey forms mailed to 461 graduates and/or from the programs from which they had graduated, and from a mailed survey of 161 employers of four groups of graduates: the Apprenticeship Training Group; the Postsecondary Certificate and Associate Degree group; the Police and Fire Cycle graduates; and the Secondary program group. Return rate was 55% (Secondary employers); 75% (Apprenticeship employers); 76% and 57% for Associate Degree and Postsecondary certificate employers respectively, and 83% for Police and Fire Cycle employers. Results were reported by program area, by gender, by wages earned, and in various other configurations in the 45 tables of the report. Highlights of the results included the following: (1) 83 percent of the secondary graduate respondents were employed full or part time with a mean hourly wage of $5.83 for male and $5.09 for female graduates working full time in areas for which they were trained; (2) all the apprenticeship respondents were employed full time in their trades, earning an average of $10.68 per hour; (3) 87 percent of the postsecondary graduates were employed full or part time; (4) graduates employed full time in jobs related to their training averaged $12.47 per hour; (5) most postsecondary graduates expressed positive perceptions of their training programs; (6) 66 percent of adult high school diploma graduates were employed full time at an average wage of $5.09; (7) a majority of employers rated the graduates "very good" or "good" on the technical knowledge necessary for their job; and (8) employers thought the graduates had proper work attitudes and performed quality work. (The survey forms are appended to the report.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Guam Community Coll., Agana. Office of the State Agency for Vocational and Adult Education.