ERIC Number: ED169284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Demand for Additional "Job-Related Training" by Minnesota Residents Age 16 and Over, 1977.
Copa, George H.; Maurice, Clyde F.
In 1977 approximately 17% of Minnesota's population aged 16 and over (478,000 people) felt that they definitely needed more job-related training in the next year. Another 9% felt that they perhaps needed more training. Of those indicating training interest, 40% were interested enough to pay a non-refundable course fee; 85% were willing to read information about available programs. Most frequent reasons for wanting more training were to do better at or remain qualified for a present job (30%), prepare for a job unrelated to the present or past job (26%), and prepare for a job advancement (20%). Preferred modes to receive instruction were in-school (48%) and on-the-job (42%). Most frequent factors likely to keep persons from enrolling in job training were the following: work takes too much time, program costs, family obligations, and lack of program information. Most frequently cited occupational choices for more training were professional/technical (25%), craft (12%), clerical (11%), managerial/administrative (9%), and service (8%). Of those indicating "yes" or "maybe" to the question for more training, 40% were 16-25 years old; about half were females and half were males. Concerning knowledge and attitude, 90% knew that vocational education's purpose was job training, and two-thirds held a positive attitude toward vocational education. (Also surveyed was the need for hobby/special interest education.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Adults, Age Differences, Demography, Economic Factors, Educational Demand, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Employee Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Females, Field Interviews, Hobbies, Interests, Job Training, Males, On the Job Training, Questionnaires, Skill Development, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Tables (Data), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Note: Report prepared in collaboration with the Minnesota Research and Development Center for Vocational Education