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CTE Employment Outcomes Survey (CTEOS)


2011-2016
Statewide study to assess employment outcomes for students who have participated in career technical education (CTE) coursework at California Community Colleges.

Background

In an effort to provide information on employment outcomes for students who have participated in career technical education (CTE) programs at California community colleges—including whether students became employed within their field of study, if their community college coursework positively affected their earning potential, and why students dropped out of CTE programs—the RP Group partnered with the Bay Area Community College Consortium and practitioners from around the state to develop a universally available survey methodology. This survey is based on completer and leaver surveys that have been conducted at several colleges and was tested through a pilot study in 2011-12 with twelve colleges, two districts, and one program of study (Medical Assisting) at seven different institutions in the Bay Region.

The CTE Outcomes Survey has grown to include over 70 colleges participating in 2015-2016. Results are being used by practitioners to improve CTE programs locally. Results are being posted on the CTE Launchboard (a collaborative effort between Cal-PASS+ and the Chancellor's Office Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy).. And, results have been shared at annual meetings of the California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE), the Research & Planning Group of California Community Colleges (RP Group), the California Association of Institutional Researchers (CAIR), the national Association of Institutional Researchers (AIR), the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE), and the Strengthening Student Success conference.

After successfully launching the CTE Outcomes Survey and overseeing the project for the first two years, The RP Group shifted ongoing administration to the Office of Institutional Research at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), which had been administering the survey on behalf of the RP Group. Beginning with the 2013-14 survey, SRJC assumed full responsibility for the CTE Outcomes Survey.

Contact Information:

Please contact us at cteos@santarosa.edu with any questions about the survey.

 

Downloads

 

PDF version of the 2015 CTEOS Survey Instrument

 

PDF version of the 2014 Statewide CTEOS Report

 

CTE Outcomes Survey VERATAC September 2014

 

RP Conference 2014 CTEOS

 

NCWE Skills-builder Presentation October 2013

 

VERATAC Presentation of the RP CTE Employment Outcomes Survey September 2013

 

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY - Why Completing a College Degree is not the Only Way to Succeed

 

SSS Conference 2013 CTEOS and Launchboard

 

CTE Employment Outcomes Survey: Results from the Pilot Year. Fall 2012