ERIC Number: ED398980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Aboriginal Graduate Employment Statistics Report, 1994.
Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.
In 1994, the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) conducted a study of 1993-94 graduates from SIAST's four campuses to compare the employment rates of graduates of Aboriginal ancestry to those of graduates overall. Questionnaires were mailed to all 2,346 graduates from 1992-93, receiving responses from 1,600 graduates, of whom 77 identified themselves as of Aboriginal ancestry. Study findings, including comparisons to findings from past studies, included the following: (1) 78.3% of all graduates from 1993-94 were employed 6 months after graduation, compared to 71.4% of Aboriginal respondents; (2) the 6.9% differential between aboriginal and general graduate employment rates for 1994 represented a decrease from the 8% differential found in 1993; (3) 11% of the Aboriginal graduates found employment outside of Saskatchewan, compared to 12% overall; (4) although Aboriginals have disproportionately low incomes province-wide, graduation from SIAST eliminated that gap, with Aboriginals earning a mean monthly salary of $1,794.72, compared to $1,780.71 for all graduates; (5) 17% of Aboriginal graduates were continuing their education, compared to 18% of all graduates; and (6) Aboriginal respondents rated the quality of the training they received at SIAST higher than graduates overall. Data tables are included. The survey instrument is appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.