ERIC Number: ED382255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Job Placement Rates for Graduates of Washington Community and Technical College Vocational Programs. Research Report No. 94-7.
Each year, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) compiles data on educational and job related outcomes for graduates of vocational preparation programs. 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 and data is compiled on employment status, estimated annual wages, hours worked per week, the relation of employment to training, post-secondary or military status, and other characteristics. An analysis of 9-month outcomes for the 10,893 graduates of vocational programs in 1991-92 revealed an overall job placement rate of 85%, similar to the previous year's cohort. The occupational areas with the highest placement rates were health related at 89% and other professional/technical at 83%. For employed graduates, 82% of the 1991-92 cohort were in a job related to their field of study, down from 83% in 1990-91. Health related programs placed 91% of their employed graduates in related fields, while agriculture placed only 53% in related jobs. Finally, with respect to salaries, the median hourly wage for graduates was $10.00. The areas with the highest salaries were health related, with a mean hourly salary of $13.93 and median hourly salary of $13.26; other professional/technical, with a mean of $10.02 per hour and a median of $9.22 per hour; and mechanics and repair, with a mean of $10.07 per hour and a median of $9.19 per hour. (Tables of findings by college and by occupational area are appended.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia. Enrollment Planning and Information Services Div.