ERIC Number: ED442488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Employer Follow-Up Survey Report, 1997.
Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.
In 1998, Trident Technical College conducted the 1997 Employer Follow-Up Survey to collect information from employers of 1997 graduates. A total of 373 employers of graduates were identified, of which 243 were contacted and interviewed. Findings indicate that employers rate graduates average or above average in most technical and personal skills. Suggestions for program improvements centered on adding technical skills and providing more experience. Nine data tables are presented. Public service (94%) and Allied Health (81%) had the highest response rates. The most frequent strength mentioned was knowledge/skills. The most frequent weaknesses mentioned were no experience and poor communication/interaction. Overall, technical skills were rated as average by 41 percent of respondents and above average by 57 percent. Personal skills were rated as average by 26 percent of respondents and above average by 71 percent. Ninety percent of graduates were ranked in the top half by employers compared to other employees in similar jobs. (RDG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.