ERIC Number: ED444665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of JCCC Career Program Completers: Class of 1997-98.
Conklin, Karen A.
The report summarizes the results of follow-up studies of 494 students who completed a career program at Kansas' Johnson County Community College (JCCC) during the 1997-1998 academic year, and of the employers of completers who were working in a job related to their course of study. Results of these studies provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of career programs. Findings also assist the college in planning to meet the individual need of future students and the employment needs of business and industry. Nearly 82% of respondents were employed in a job related to their community college career program, and 10% were working in an unrelated job. The overall average annual salary reported by males was 7% higher than that reported by females ($31,387 vs. $29,411). Approximately eight out of ten respondents reported improvement in their self-confidence, decision-making skills, and time management skills as a result of their community college experiences. The vast majority of employers were satisfied with the preparation of the career program completer in their employ. Nine out of ten rated the overall job preparation as excellent or good, and less than 2% of employers rated any aspect of their employee's job preparation as poor. Appendices contain tabled findings, completer and employer surveys, and comparison of initial mail and telephone responses. (Contains 37 tables.) (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.