ERIC Number: ED371814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Florida Employer Opinion Survey. Annual Report, August 1991.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
The third in a series of annual employer opinion reports from the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP), this 1991 report summarizes the results of three surveys of Florida employers known to have hired former vocational education program participants. One survey solicited employers' general opinions about vocational program completers, while the other surveys focused on employers of radiologic technology program graduates and accounting, clerk typist, and data entry program graduates, respectively. Highlighted survey results include the following: (1) for the third year in a row, employers expressed satisfaction with the occupation-specific skills preparation of employees, and dissatisfaction with basic skill preparation, with levels of both satisfaction and dissatisfaction appearing to increase; (2) employers who responded to the radiologic technology survey indicated higher levels of satisfaction for those hired in this field with respect to their technical and general work preparation; (3) employers who responded to the survey related to the hiring of business program graduates were satisfied with the technical skills of their employees in related fields, but dissatisfied with basic employability skills; (4) overall, employers registered the lowest level of satisfaction with employee preparation; and (5) a large number of employer comments expressed frustration with employees' lack of "work ethic," inability to take direction, inappropriate dress, and lack of pride of workmanship. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida