Survey Clark College students feel wellprepared for future

first_imgAleksi Lepisto This story was written by a staff member of The Independent, Clark College’s campus newspaper, as part of a collaboration with The Columbian called Voices From Clark College. It will be published online today by The Independent at clarkcollegeindependent.com.Clark College students say they feel well-prepared for their future — whether it takes them to another institution or straight into the workforce.That’s according to a survey conducted earlier this month by student journalists at the college’s student newspaper, The Independent.The survey lent perspective for a student panel at The Columbian’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, being held Thursday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. For the first time, the breakfast includes a student panel called “Voices of our Youth.” Students from Washington State University Vancouver, Clark College, Vancouver Public Schools and Evergreen Public Schools comprise the panel, which is being moderated by Clark College President Bob Knight.Some 364 students, representing about three percent of the 13,096 full- and part-time students enrolled for the winter term at Clark College, participated in the seven-question survey. Students in history, art, engineering, communications, foreign language and English courses completed the surveys.“We conducted the survey so that there would be a broad range of students,” said Aleksi Lepisto, The Independent’s editor-in-chief. “We thought this was the fair way to do it.”Of the students polled, 242 reported they felt “well-prepared” for their future, whether they plan to transfer to a four-year school or enter the job market. The survey found that 301 students plan to transfer, while 24 said they intend to look for work in Clark County.last_img read more

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