Graduate survey results show success
Successful college graduates need more than a degree. They need to possess
essential skills to get the job done and the confidence to step up to a wide
range of career challenges. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College prepares
graduates for the real world by offering a technologically advanced college
experience that is based on the latest theories, approaches, and industry
year, WITC surveys graduates to find out how well their degree or diploma
prepared them for their career. The results reveal an impressive track record of
academic excellence and valuable career perspective.
six-month study of 2010-2011 graduates included 1,696 graduates who completed
associate degrees and technical diplomas at any of the WITC campuses, outreach
centers, and learning center. Out of that total, 1,444 graduates either
responded to the mailed questionnaire, e-mail request, or the follow-up
telephone contact, creating a response rate of 85 percent.
Ninety-one percent of the graduates were hired within just six months of
earnings of WITC graduates right after graduation are strong – averaging $33,670
satisfying part of the survey reveals that a high percentage – 72 percent of
those employed – were able to start their career in an occupation related to
“This strong job placement is the result of technical
colleges providing our graduates the skills Wisconsin employers need,” said Dan
Clancy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System.
Ninety-seven percent of the graduates said they were satisfied with the training
they received at WITC and 98 percent would recommend WITC to a friend or family
percent of graduates who are employed in a job related to their WITC education
are working in Wisconsin and contributing to the state’s economic development.
“We are confident that these graduates are well prepared
and will leverage their education to make significant contributions to their
respective communities,” said WITC President Bob Meyer.