2013 Survey Background (Statewide)

Skills-building students from 35 participating California Community Colleges were surveyed if they met one of the following criteria in 2010-2011, and did not enroll in 2011-2012: earned a certificate of 6 or more units, earned a vocational degree, or earned 9+ CTE units.  The survey was administered in early 2013 first by e-mail, then by US mail, then by telephone.  The survey addressed student perceptions of their CTE program, employment outcomes, and how their coursework and training relate to their current career.

The sample consisted of 47,436 unduplicated students, 3,658 of whom responded by e-mail (8%), 3,132 by US mail (7%) and 4,805 by telephone (10%) for a total response rate of 24%.

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