Details the initial findings from research on the education and employment outcomes of students who enrolled in the General Services Technician (automobile service and repair) program at Shoreline Community College between 2006 and 2009.

"This report details the initial findings from research on the education and employment outcomes of students who enrolled in the General Services Technician (automobile service and repair) program at Shoreline Community College between 2006 and 2009. A Career Navigator, funded by the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County and staffed by Pacific Associates, augmented services provided by college faculty and staff to help students with academic, financial and employment supports. This report includes detailed information about participants’ education pathways and their employment and earnings experiences. Shoreline Community College and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County are participants in AspenWSI’s Courses to Employment (CTE) project" (p.3). (Abstractor: Author)

Full publication title: Sectoral Approaches to Community College - Nonprofit Partnerships: Initial Education and Employment Outcomes Findings for Students Enrolled in the General Services Technician Program 2006-2009


Major Findings & Recommendations

- "It appears, by looking at rates of employment and hours worked, that GST graduates experienced greater employment stability than non-graduates during the height of the economic recession. - The ethnic-, racial- and gender-diverse pool of qualified technicians the GST program provides to the auto industry has been noticed by employers in Seattle. According to Susan Hoyne of Shoreline Community College, this increase in diversity in the workforce has already resulted in auto dealers and others in the local auto industry seeing the value of having a workforce that better reflects their customer base (and to express with increasing frequency the need to continue to increase diversity in their workplaces)" (p.9). (Abstractor: Author)