ERIC Number: ED409040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Employer Survey Report, 1991/92-1992/93.
This report presents results from the first comprehensive follow-up survey of employers of graduates from Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT), based on surveys of 279 employers of graduates from 1991-92 and 219 employers of graduates from 1992-93. Following an executive summary, part II describes the survey methodology, indicating that the employer pool was developed from graduates employed in jobs related to their education, and provides a detailed analysis of findings. Part III presents data tables of employer response rates and perceptions of the graduates' skills and preparation. Finally, part IV presents tables of employer ratings of graduates by program and school. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) for all 498 respondents measuring 18 categories of job skills, 75% indicated that their graduate employee performed well or extremely well; (2) for the 213 employers from the 1992-93 sample and the 251 from the 1991-92 sample who were able to compare PCT graduates to others doing similar work, 52.4% and 59.3%, respectively, indicated that they were better prepared than other employees; (3) as job openings occur, approximately 50% of the respondents indicated that they would give preference or offer promotions to PCT graduates, while only 20% would not; and (4) technical content skills were most important to employers in determining if they would be likely to offer promotions to PCT graduates. The questionnaire and cover letters are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport. Office of Strategic Planning and Research.