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ERIC Number: ED439268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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CHS Follow-Up Data. For Persons Entering the Institution, Spring 1994-Fall 1995, N=9518. First Preliminary Findings.
Hoyt, Kenneth B.
Data were obtained for 9,518 former students from 370 postsecondary institutions in 14 states to provide a general answer to the question, "What kinds of occupational experiences are persons enrolled in postsecondary career-oriented programs likely to have after they leave the educational institutions?" This follow-up survey was undertaken by the Counseling for High Skills project at Kansas State University, a demonstration project aimed at using "customer satisfaction" data to encourage more persons to consider enrolling in a postsecondary career-oriented institution. Findings indicated more than 7 in 10 respondents would take the same program and attend the same institution, but 1 in 4 former students would not; more than 50 percent rated "quality of program content" and"instructors" as "high"; and the lowest ratings were found in "job placement assistance." More than half of all former students indicated they were "better off" with new jobs; 11 percent reported themselves to be "worse off." When former students were asked to compare the last job they held prior to enrolling in the program to their present job, more than 2 in 3 reported their present job better in terms of overall job satisfaction, job employment, weekly pay, and chances for advancement. Slightly over 50 percent of former students reported their first job was exactly the kind of work for which they had prepared; another 27 percent said it was "somewhat related." (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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