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ERIC Number: ED360014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Pages: 79
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Career Program Completers: Class of 1991-92.
Conklin, Karen A.
As a major component of Johnson County Community College's (JCCC's) annual institutional effectiveness assessment, follow-up studies are conducted of students completing a career program during the previous academic year and of their employers. In November 1992, surveys were mailed to 733 program completers, 489 of whom responded for a response rate of 85%. In addition, 257 employers were identified by respondents working in jobs related to their programs of study, 79.8% of whom (n=205) returned usable questionnaires. Study findings included the following: (1) 8 out of 10 respondents were working in a job related to their career program, although 21% were working part-time only; (2) the average hourly wage of respondents working full-time was $11.47, up from $11.28 in 1991; (3) fewer respondents had earned an associate degree in 1992 than in 1991, while more had earned a vocational certificate; (4) nearly 83% of the respondents reported feeling more self-confident as a result of their experience at JCCC, and 97% of respondents would recommend JCCC to friends; (5) the lowest levels of satisfaction were reported for job placement services (38% positive rating), the availability of financial aid (41%), and the registration process (65%); (6) despite the recent completion of a career program, 30% of respondents were enrolled in classes; and (7) 91.5% of the employers rated JCCC completers as very good in terms of job-related conceptual knowledge, 85.5% as very good in terms of technical skills, and another 91% as very good with respect to attitude and quality of work. Detailed data tables, survey instruments, and follow-up letters are appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; 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.