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EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

SURVEY SHOWS CHANGING TRENDS OF WORKFORCE

More contract work, self-employment and vocationally-related volunteer work are just some of the employment trends indicated by Lethbridge Community College’s 1998 Completer’s Survey.

The Completer’s Survey is an annual poll of more than 1,500 graduates and completers of LCC credit programs. Since 1979, the survey has measured the grad’s performance after College activity — employment, further education or other. Over a three week period each year, hundreds of graduates are contacted by telephone interviewers.

In the 1998 report more than 1,000 grads were contacted about their activity in the six months following completion of their studies:

  • 71% were employed and 18% were engaged in further education within six months of completion. 7% were unemployed but seeking work and 4% reported not seeking any kind of employment.
  • 48% of respondents reported that their employment was directly related to their education and 17% said it was generally related.
  • of the 334 who reported they were continuing their education, 188 are returning to LCC for that additional training.

Doug Patching, Chair of Counselling Services and author of the Completer’s Survey, says that many of the employment trends occurring in the rest of the country are reflected in the LCC Survey.

“Multi-tasking is a reality, many graduates are working and studying or working multiple jobs,” says Patching. “More are employed in contract and term positions or self-employed. Also, this is first year we measured vocationally related volunteer work, and in the future we hope to use the numbers to support the idea that volunteerism relates to the type and level of employment.”

Program
Total Grads
Employed in Field
Employed Out of Field
Engaged in further Study
Average Monthly Salary
Agricultural Technology
34
24
7
4
$2,006
Ag / Heavy Duty Mech.
43
33
4
2
$1,905
Applied Conservation Enforcement (Degree)
25
19
2
-
$2,648
Automotive Service Tech.
13
9
2
2
$2,200
Business Administration
127
73
24
66
$1,753
Child & Youth Care
34
29
4
7
$1,861
Civil Engineering Tech.
19
14
2
-
$2,900
Communication Arts
49
31
12
11
$1,965
Computer Information Technology
11
6
4
1
$2,023
Cooking
26
11
-
-
$1,554
Criminal Justice
84
43
20
40
$1,837
Early Childhood Education
41
23
1
18
$1,511
Electron ics Engineering technology
7
3
-
3
$2,027
Electronics Technician
35
8
20
6
$2,008
Engineering Design and Drafting Tech.
20
18
-
4
$2,133
Environmental Science
93
30
15
55
$2,308
Fashion Design and Merchandising
39
9
11
20
$2,030
General Studies
52
7
17
42
$1,660
Information Specialist
73
44
11
1
$1,420
Irrigation Technology
4
3
1
-
$1,950
Manufacturing Process Technology
3
2
1
2
N/A
Multimedia Production
18
14
2
4
$2,075
Nursing
15
14
-
1
$2,848
Personal Care Aide
39
24
8
6
$1,368
Professional Golf Management
17
15
-
-
$1,848
Recreation Facility Operations
8
5
-
5
N/A
Rehabilitation Services
17
15
-
2
$1,547
Therapeutic Recreation
9
7
2
2
N/A
Travel and Tourism
72
24
24
21
$1,179
Unit Clerk Training
16
12
2
3
$1,487
Total
1043
580
192
317
$1,892

 

 

 

 


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