ERIC Number: ED403000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Survey, 1994-95.
Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
A study was conducted at Florida's Saint Petersburg Junior College (SPJC) to determine employers' perceptions of SPJC graduates' technical and performance skills and to identify employers who might be available to participate in college programs or provide opportunities for student training or placement. Surveys were mailed to 146 businesses employing graduates from 1994-95 who were working in jobs related to their field of study and who had given consent. Study findings, based on completed surveys received from 92 employers, included the following: (1) the most highly rated skill area was graduates' possession of basic reading, writing, and mathematical skills, rated as excellent or very good by 89.1% of employers; (2) 85.7% rated graduates' ability to choose ethical courses of action as excellent or very good; (3) 82.6% rated the graduates' ability work with individuals from diverse backgrounds as excellent or very good; (4) 97.8% of employers indicated they would hire another SPJC graduate; (5) 94.4% of the graduates were reported by employers as earning $7.50 per hour or more, thus qualifying SPJC for state Performance Based Incentive Funding; and (6) 69.2% indicated a willingness to participate with the college on varying levels of activity, while the activity most often cited was placing students. The survey instrument and a table of employer ratings are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.