ERIC Number: ED364269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Survey Results for the Graduating Class of 1991-92.
Myers, Richard S.
In an effort to evaluate the occupational success of graduates and to determine how well academic programs prepare students for work, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) regularly conducts surveys of employers of PVCC graduates. In fall 1993, surveys were sent to the employers of 47 graduates from the class of 1991-92 who had previously given permission for their employers to be contacted. Usable responses were received from 25 of the 47 employers, for a response rate of 53.1%. Survey findings included the following: (1) approximately 80% of the respondents rated PVCC graduates as "excellent" or "good" with respect to technical job skills, quality and quantity of work, attitude, and cooperation with fellow workers and supervisors; (2) of the 25 graduates whose employers returned responses, 20 had previously indicated that they intended to pursue their current jobs as long-range careers; (3) 56% of the graduates whose employers returned surveys had indicated on a graduate survey that they were very satisfied with their jobs, compared to 37% of the responding graduates in general; (4) approximately 72% of the responding employers rated the graduates' general math, writing, speaking, research, and logic skills as "excellent" or "good"; and (5) occupational education and training at PVCC was rated as "excellent" or "good" by 76.2% of the employers, while general education received similar ratings by 68.2%. Detailed appendixes include employer evaluations by program and degree, employer comments, job categories of participating graduates, a list of participating employers, and the survey instrument. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.