ERIC Number: ED433895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the Central Virginia Community College Spring 1999 Survey of Business and Industry.
Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) conducted a survey of local employers in spring 1999 to obtain feedback on the college's program offerings and graduates. Surveys were sent to 1,200 businesses, governments and schools in the four-county Region 2000 business/industrial community. Respondents returned 312 surveys for a response rate of 26 percent. Twenty Region 2000 representatives were interviewed in person. The purpose of the survey was to determine the following: (1) preferred evening for-credit course length; (2) which one- and two-year programs were taken by CVCC graduates hired by local employers; and (3) what new programs, for-credit courses, non-credit courses, and weekend courses should be offered by CVCC. Most respondents had no preference regarding evening for-credit course length; those with a preference favored courses under 15 weeks in length. Respondents had hired graduates of over 40 CVCC programs. Two-fifths of graduates hired by local employers had completed business-related programs. Respondents suggested 62 new programs of study and 82 new courses. Common course and program recommendations were most often in the fields of technology, computers and information systems, business management, basic management, health and child care, communications, and interpersonal skills. The survey analysis suggests a widespread market for CVCC offerings and a need for the college to keep the community informed of its services. Includes 12 tables that summarize survey results. (RDG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg.