ERIC Number: ED455886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
2001 Employer Follow-Up Survey.
Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.
The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) conducted this study in order to obtain a central measure of institutional effectiveness in the performance of graduates in the work place. The answers to the study questions provide a basis for educational improvement. A survey was mailed to employers who register to recruit from DCCCD campuses. The survey intended to find out what kinds of businesses were hiring former DCCCD students, if these businesses were satisfied with the performance of former DCCCD students, and if a community college degree/certificate increased advancement opportunities. This 2001 survey was sent out to employers twice. The first mailing, sent to 643 employers, received an adjusted response rate of 12%, which was deemed unacceptable. The second mailing, sent to 483 employers and the results of which were used for this study, received an adjusted response rate of 18%. Findings included: (1) 78% of the employers felt that a degree/certificate does increase the employee's chances for advancement; (2) most employers (n=30) were of the "other" category, which was often automotive and service-related, followed by retailing (n=12) and veterinary services (n=10); and (3) 94% believed that DCCCD students were well prepared for the workforce. The survey is appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.