عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the graduates job ability in some fields of technical and vocational education. These graduates are employed by Iran-Khodro Company and the viewpoint belongs to the production units managers. In this study, all of the 200 graduates are students of manufacturing and production, vehicle mechanics and electronics in technical-vocational high schools who are employed by Iran Khodro in 2004. Their data was collected through a Job ability questionnaire.
The findings indicated that the managers of the production units believe that graduates of technical and vocational education in the above-mentioned fields have desired levels of team work, communication skills and commitment and also comparatively desired levels of creativity, problem solving, specialized knowledge and technical skill and job ability. In the whole, the managers consider these graduates’ job ability to be comparatively at the desired level. No significant difference was found between manufacturing and production, vehicle-mechanics and electronic graduates in job ability, team work, communication skills, creativity, problem solving, specialized knowledge and technical skill. However, the results show that electronic graduates have more commitment than vehicle-mechanics graduates.