ERIC Number: ED374867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
John Tyler Community College Employer Survey, 1994.
John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA.
In summer 1994, an employer follow-up study was conducted at John Tyler Community College (JTCC), in Chester, Virginia, to gather data on JTCC graduates' preparation for their jobs, attitudes toward work, and adequacy of specific skills. Based on permission granted by graduates, surveys were sent to 127 employers of JTCC graduates, with usable responses being received from 59% (n=75) of the employers. Thirty-two percent of respondents evaluated nursing graduates, about eleven percent evaluated business graduates, while for more than half of the programs only one or two employers responded. Study findings included the following: (1) nearly 70% of the graduates evaluated were female and almost 65% were white; (2) approximately 67.6% of respondents felt that the training received at JTCC adequately prepared graduates for their current position, while 5.45% indicated the training was inadequate; (3) graduates were rated average or above average regarding their general attitude toward work, ability to operate job-related tools, willingness to learn, and analytical/problem-solving skills; (4) about three-fourths of the employees said that they would hire another JTCC graduate; and (5) although few negative ratings were given, graduates' writing and computer skills were evaluated as below average most frequently. Contains a discussion of results by program, responses to open-ended questions, a list of responding employers, and the survey instrument. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA.