ERIC Number: ED475765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
NAIT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2000.
Northern Alberta Inst. of Tech., Edmonton.
In June 2000, the office of Institutional Research at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) conducted the NAIT Employer Satisfaction Survey. It was a pilot study designed to obtain feedback from employers of 20 full-time programs at NAIT. The survey instrument was comprised of two parts: employer demographics and an assessment of employability skills. Surveys were administered via telephone, mail, and fax. In total, 292 out of 767 organizations responded to the survey for a participation rate of 38%. Highest participation rates (52%) were obtained by phone. For more than half of the organizations surveyed, 76% to 100% of their employees required some level of post-secondary certification. Overall, employers were highly satisfied with the skills and knowledge of NAIT graduates. The survey analyzed employers' level of satisfaction according to 12 different job skills, including technical knowledge, language ability, and ability to learn new skills. 90.3% of employers indicated they were satisfied with graduate employees' technical skills and knowledge needed for the job. The survey also rated satisfaction according to individual program or cluster level. The research was based on employability skills set forth by the Conference Board of Canada and a recent survey conducted by Alberta Learning. Research instruments appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Business, College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Job Performance, Job Skills, Job Training, Satisfaction, Two Year Colleges, Work Environment
For full text: http://www.nait.ab.ca/ir/pubsnreps/EmpSurweb.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Alberta Inst. of Tech., Edmonton.