New Brunswick Community College
Three-Year Graduate Follow-Up Survey
2006 Survey of 2002-03 Graduates
Labour Market Analysis Branch
Department of Post-Secondary Education and Training
P.O. Box 6000
This report presents the findings of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
Three-Year Graduate Follow-Up Survey — 2006 Survey of 2002-03 Graduates. This is
the eleventh year that the Department has conducted a survey of graduates three years
following completion of training. The information contained herein, in addition to other
follow-up surveys, provides valuable feedback on the success of graduates in the labour
market. The surveys also serve as important tools for decision-makers.
This survey has been designed to gather information on the labour force activities of
graduates and their satisfaction with training received at the New Brunswick
Community College. The three-year survey also allows comparison of results with the
follow-up survey of these graduates conducted in 2004 (one year after completion of
Surveys were conducted with 1,556 graduates of regular training programs during the
months of March to May 2006, representing a response rate of 71%.
Overall, the results indicate that the 2002-03 NBCC graduates have improved their
financial situations and employment rates are higher three years following graduation
compared to their initial contact one year following graduation. Compared to their 2004
follow-up results, graduates are increasingly employed in permanent positions.
The Department wishes to thank graduates for their participation in this year’s survey.
Their continued cooperation ensures the historically high response rates received.
The three-year graduate follow-up survey results will be available on the Department of
Post-Secondary Education and Training website at the following location: