ERIC Number: ED468767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Follow-Up Report (2000-2001).
Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.
The employer satisfaction survey is conducted once every four years to collect data on employers' perceptions of recent graduates of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The primary objective of the survey is for employers to rate how well graduates meet employers' expectations, compared with what the employers expect of an entry-level employee in three major areas: (1) technical work skills; (2) people skills; and (3) attitude. Approximately 3,000 employers were asked how satisfied they were with their employee's education, if they would recommend technical college graduates to another employer, and if they would hire a technical college graduate again. Graduates of the 16 technical colleges were asked to give their permission for the colleges to contact their employers to participate in the employer satisfaction survey. Only employers of those students who agreed to participate, and who employed graduates in occupations related to their field of study were surveyed. Key findings included: (1) 63% of employers stated that the employee meets their expectations for knowledge related to job; (2) 27% said the employee exceeded expectations; (3) 1% said the employee did not meet expectations; (4) 81% of employers surveyed said the employee met expectations in application of occupational knowledge; (5) 31% said the employee exceeded expectations; and (6) 1% said the employee did not meet expectations. Appended are several tables and the survey instrument. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.