ERIC Number: ED371815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Florida Employer Opinion Survey. Annual Report, June 1992.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Each year the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) conducts surveys to determine the opinions of employers about the preparation of graduates of vocational programs. The 1992 survey focused on eight specific occupational training areas (i.e., child care services, computer programming and analysis, dental assisting, electronics, engineering, firefighting, food preparation and services, and hospitality management) and on selected programs from Chipola Junior College (i.e., correctional officer, law enforcement, unit treatment and rehabilitation, nursing assistant, and firefighting). Employers were selected only if they hired a program completer in a job related to his/her training. Survey components were selected from the "intended outcomes" defined within the "core" curriculum of each specific program. Separate surveys were developed for each program, covering employer hiring needs, general education and preparation, and specific occupational preparation in basic, job-related, and technical skills. Study findings, based on a 73% response rate from the 988 firms surveyed, included the following: (1) employers indicated that they were quite satisfied with employees general entry-level preparation and work habits, with hospitality management and child care services employers expressing the most satisfaction; (2) electronics employers were least satisfied with employees' occupational skill preparation, while engineering employers were most satisfied; (3) most employers expressed dissatisfaction with public education; and (4) compared to previous years' survey respondents, the 1991 employers expressed more satisfaction with employees' basic skills. Survey instruments are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida