ERIC Number: ED382250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Using Administrative Data Matches for Follow-Up, Washington Community and Technical Colleges. Technical Report No. 93-5.
Each year, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) compiles data on educational and job related outcomes for students leaving vocational preparation programs determined to have been preparing for employment. The automated data matching procedure examines state unemployment insurance and benefits records, public post-secondary enrollments, U.S. Armed Forces enlistments, and state community college enrollments. Data is compiled on employment status, estimated annual wages, hours worked per week, the relation of employment to training, location of employer, number of people employed by employer, and post-secondary or military status. An analysis of 9-month outcomes for the 12,269 graduates of vocational programs in 1990-91 revealed an overall job placement rate of 85%, with 27% of the graduates going into health related fields, 23% going into trades, 13% entering the service industry, and 12% in administrative support. With respect to the relation of jobs to graduates' training, the highest were sales at 92%, managerial at 90%, and health related graduates at 89%, although health related was thought to actually be higher than both the sales and managerial programs. Finally, the highest salaries were earned by health related graduates, with a mean hourly salary of $13.62 and median hourly salary of $13.07; managerial graduates, with a mean of $10.45 per hour and a median of $8.76 per hour; and other professional/technical graduates, with a mean of $10.41 per hour and a median of $10.05 per hour. (Definitions of the occupational categories are appended.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Enrollment Planning and Information Services Div.