records best results ever
of the 1999 LCC Completer Survey are now out, indicating the College
is performing exceptionally well in providing and develop workforce
Community Colleges Counselling Services Chair Doug Patching
presented the Board of Governors the results and findings of the
1999 LCC Completers Survey which shows a 75 percent employment
rate among those learners who graduated in 1998-99. Another 19 percent
of the graduates are pursuing further education.
is the highest employment rate we have ever recorded in the 20 years
that the College has compiled completer information and the results
can only be viewed as phenomenal, said Patching.
six percent of the 1,067 graduates from the Class of 1999
surveyed indicated they were unemployed, which Patching notes mirrors
the provincial rate.
can certainly read from this that our graduates are receiving the
knowledge, skills and training valued in todays work environment,
and that our institutional commitment to work force development
is translating into successful job placement for our graduates.
1999 statistics also show that of those who are employed, 70 percent
believe their jobs are directly or generally related to the career
training they received as students at Lethbridge Community College.
interviewers involved in the 1999 Completer Survey began with a
list of last years 1,341 completers and graduates from LCC
credit programs and succeeded in contacting 79 percent of them.
This is up considerably from the 67 percent successfully surveyed
the 1999 LCC Completer Survey include:
Highest employment rate ever recorded with 75 percent of completers
finding employment in their field of study and a further 19 percent
pursuing further education. The 1998 survey results showed 71
percent employed and 18 percent taking further education.
- Only 6 percent
of those surveyed indicated they were unemployed, compared to
11 percent in 1998.
- The average
age of LCC students dropped to 26.5 years of age, showing an emerging
trend towards a younger demograhic at the College. In 1997 and
1998, the average age was 28 years.
- Of those
students who indicated they are pursuing further education (19
percent or 411 completers), two thirds are enrolled in college
programs and one third are at university.
- 57 percent
of those surveyed were female compared to 43 percent male. In
1998 the gender ratio was 55 percent female and 45 percent male.
for employed graduates are only slightly higher than a year ago.
The average full-time permanent salary is $1,965 per month. Those
who are self-employed indicated average monthly earnings of $2,002.
more information contact: Doug Patching, LCC Counselling Services,
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