ERIC Number: ED361524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Follow-up and Employer Survey 1990.
Guam Community Coll., Agana. Office of the State Agency for Vocational and Adult Education.
Follow-up surveys of 418 (32% response rate) Guam vocational and technical graduates and 90 of their employers (53% response rate) were conducted. Of the secondary graduates surveyed, 87% were employed full or part time, 13% were pursuing additional education, and 11% were in the military. The hourly wages of those employed full time in their fields averaged $6.55 (males) and $5.97 (females). One hundred percent of the apprenticeship (journeyworker) respondents were employed full time in their trade at a mean hourly wage of $13.92. Of the postsecondary degree and certificate graduates, 70% were employed full or part time. Males working full time in jobs related to their field averaged $12.67/hour, and their female counterparts averaged $6.03. Fifty-four percent of graduates of adult high school diploma programs were employed full time at a mean hourly rate of $6.45. A majority of employers gave the graduates ratings of "good" or "very good" in the areas of technical knowledge required for the job, work attitude, and work quality. The employers also considered vocational graduates better prepared than similar workers without specific vocational training. (Appended are the two survey instruments and initial and follow-up letters mailed to respondents. Forty-five tables are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Guam Community Coll., Agana. Office of the State Agency for Vocational and Adult Education.