ERIC Number: ED457929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Fiscal Year 2000 Occupational Program Graduates.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This report is a follow-up study of fiscal year 2000 occupational program graduates of Illinois community colleges. Data for the report were obtained from responses to a standardized survey that addressed attendance objective, education status, employment status, salary, employment start-up, geographic location of employment, satisfaction with employment, and components of the educational program completed. Part 1 of this report provides an overall summary of survey outcomes, which include: (1) 86% of occupational program graduates were employed; (2) among working graduates, 87% were employed full-time, 74% were employed in positions related to their field of study, 75% obtained positions while enrolled or after graduating, 93% were employed in Illinois (two-thirds remained in the district where they received training), and the average salary was $15.63/hr (3 times the minimum wage); and (3) graduates expressed satisfaction with their current positions, with components of their program, and with college services. Part 2 includes an in-depth analysis of survey results by comparing year 2000 results to 1995 results according to specific program areas. Highlights for this section include: (1) computer and data processing have grown dramatically in recent years and employment is expected to grow 117% by 2008; and (2) in Illinois, employment of telephone installers and repairers is expected to decrease sharply through 2008. Various tables are appended. (Contains 22 references.) (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.