ERIC Number: ED457877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1998-99. Research Report.
Shields, Jennifer A.
During the fall of 2000, the Office of Institutional Research surveyed employers of the 1998-1999 Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) graduates. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate employer satisfaction with the job performance and general skills of PVCC graduates, as well as the effectiveness of the college's academic programs. Thirty employers responded. Results indicated that: (1) more than 80% rated graduates as either "excellent" or "good" in each of the six job performance categories--technical job skills, quality of work, quantity of work, attitude toward work, cooperation with peers, and cooperation with supervisors; (2) three of four employers rated graduates as either "excellent" or "good" in four of the general skills categories (math 91%; speaking 82%; logic 80%; research 77%); (3) in the writing skills category, more than 70% of employers rated graduates as "excellent" or "good"; (4) in the category of occupational training and education, more than 90% of employers rated PVCC as either "excellent" or "good"; (5) in terms of the general education PVCC provided to the 1998-1999 graduates, 95% of employers rated the college as "excellent" or "good"; and (6) overall, employers are satisfied with the job performance and general skills of the 1998-1999 graduates. Appended are the survey results, job titles of graduates and participating employers, employer comments, and the survey instrument. (EMH)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Employers, Employment Qualifications, General Education, Institutional Evaluation, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Performance Factors, Personnel Evaluation, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.pvcc.cc.va.us./ir.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.