ERIC Number: ED452927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Wisconsin Technical College System Board 1999-2000 Graduate Follow-Up Report.
Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.
This graduate follow-up survey is conducted annually to gather data regarding the activities and perceptions of students approximately six months after their graduation from Wisconsin's Technical Colleges. The primary objectives of the survey are to determine the extent to which graduates' current activities are related to the graduates' educational programs, to provide information to be used as tools in career awareness and planning efforts for those making or assisting in career decisions, and to provide data to facilitate program planning, evaluation, and development. The 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System surveyed graduates of programs in their respective colleges. A total of 15,692 graduates were surveyed statewide with 11,885 responding (76% response rate). When asked to give their reason for attending technical colleges, 44 percent said it was to prepare to obtain employment, while 20 percent said it was to make a career change. Of the respondents who are in the labor market, 95 percent are employed and 5 percent are still seeking employment. Within the group that is employed, 82 percent indicated that their job is related to the training received. The median annual salary for all 1999-2000 technical college graduates is $25,883. (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.