NJ Commission on Higher Education Reviews New Employer Satisfaction Survey
The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education called upon the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University to survey employers regarding their satisfaction with graduates of colleges and universities in New Jersey. Dr. Carl Van Horn, Director and Professor of Public Policy at the Center, provided a preview of survey results at the Commission’s meeting on December 17, 2004.
“ Meeting workforce needs is an important component of A Blueprint for Excellence, New Jersey’s Long-Range Plan for Higher Education,” said Jeanne Oswald, Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Education. “Staying in tune with the needs of employers and preparing graduates to meet workforce demands are important objectives of the plan.”
In order to develop baseline data for the Commission regarding employer satisfaction, the Heldrich Center conducted a telephone survey of 402 employers in New Jersey. During the past three years, these employers had hired a graduate of a two-year or four-year college or university in the state. The survey focused on the following two areas:
Highlights of Results
The full report of the recent survey will be completed and presented to the Commission in January.
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