ERIC Number: ED172852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Survey of the Employment Needs of Business and Industry in Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Counties: Executive Summary.
Tri-County Technical Coll., Pendleton, SC.
An employer needs assessment survey was administered to the business/industrial community in the service area of Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) to determine the need for TCTC graduates in various fields, employers' evaluation of TCTC graduate employees, and any trends or changes in local job market. All major industries listed in the 1978 South Carolina Industrial Directory were surveyed; 219 (94%) firms responded and an additional 250 small businesses participated. The survey questionnaire and interviews addressed only those jobs that required education typically provided by two-year technical colleges. Results indicated that local population growth and employment rates had exceeded national trends, and that manufacturing remained the primary source of employment. While no general manpower shortage was indicated, it was expected that the local labor supply would be exceeded by demands for highly skilled workers in non-textile manufacturing, particularly in the computer and data processing fields. TCTC-trained employees maintained good to excellent employment records but industry encouraged more supervisory, public relations, and communication skills training. Student enrollment in TCTC was expected to continue to rise due to limited opportunities in the area for liberal arts graduates. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tri-County Technical Coll., Pendleton, SC.
Note: Prepared for the Area Commission of Tri-County Technical College