ERIC Number: ED457950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1999-2000.
Shields, Jennifer A.
During the fall of 2001, the Office of Institutional Research at Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) surveyed employers of 1999-2000 graduates. The purpose of this survey was to evaluate employer satisfaction with the job performance and general skills of PVCC graduates, as well as assess the effectiveness of the college's academic programs. Surveys were sent only to employers of graduates who answered "yes" to the question "May we contact your employer to conduct an employer survey?" Of the 133 graduates who returned the survey, only 38 (29%) had responded as such. Since the graduates who participated in the employer survey differed significantly from the total group who responded to the graduate survey, it is uncertain whether their employer ratings are comparable. Highlights of the survey include the following: (1) more than 80% of employers rated graduates as either "excellent" or "good" in every category; (2) 93% of employers rated graduates as either "excellent" or "good" in the quality of work category; (3) employers reported being generally happy with PVCC; and (4) 92% rated occupational training and education as either "excellent" or "good." When compared with the 5-year average, PVCC and its graduates have in general improved over previous years. (Contains five appendices, including the survey instrument.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.