ERIC Number: ED375879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
1992 Employer Assessments of Recent Pima Community College Graduates.
Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Office of Research and Planning.
In 1992, a survey was conducted of employers of former students at Pima Community College (PCC), in Arizona, to assess graduates' on-the-job performance and provide data for program review. Questionnaires were mailed to 125 supervisors of 1991-92 PCC graduates who had given permission for their supervisors to be contacted, asking the employers to rate their employees as good, very good, or excellent in the areas of reading comprehension, mathematical computation, written and oral communication, critical thinking, decision-making, computer skills, local and world history, people skills, work independence, punctuality, timely task completion, work quality, bilingual skills, teamwork, and overall performance. Study findings, based on responses from 91 employers, included the following: (1) 26% of the respondents were supervisors of graduates from registered nursing, 16% from business administration, 14% from practical nursing, and 10% from the nursing assistant program; (2) 93% of the graduates were employed in jobs that were either directly related or somewhat related to their training at PCC; (3) overall, both general education-related knowledge and abilities and work-related abilities were rated as very good, while work knowledge skills were rated somewhat higher than general education skills; and (4) respondents who supervised nursing graduates recommended that PCC provide more training in specific skills areas and more hand-on training, such as practicums and clinical internships. Tables and recommendations are included. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ. Office of Research and Planning.