ERIC Number: ED187355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Employees' Interest in Continuing Education: A Survey of Salaried Employees and Hourly Wage Employees at Sealed Power Corporation, Muskegon, Michigan.
Wilson, Dennis A.
A survey of 1,041 wage employees and 589 salaried employees at the Sealed Power Corporation was conducted by Muskegon Community College to determine: (1) worker familiarity with the college; (2) worker preference concerning time and location of courses; (3) preferred topics and subject areas for courses of study; and (4) worker familiarity with information sources about the college. Major findings, based on a 22% response rate (37% of the salaried and 14% of the wage employees) revealed that the hourly wage employees tended to take less advantage of the resources and programs of the college than the salaried employees. There was a strong preference by both wage and salaried employees for enrolling in college credit courses as opposed to community service programs. There was a general feeling by both groups that early evenings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were the best times for courses. Employees indicated a strong desire for upgrading job skills, business courses, and understanding new technologies. Studying an important public issue with fellow workers was of interest to the majority of hourly wage employees, but to less than 50% of the salaried employees. Employees identified the newspaper and college publications as the best sources of information about the college, but felt they could be best informed through mailings to their home. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Education, College Programs, Community Colleges, Community Education, Credit Courses, Educational Demand, Employee Attitudes, Employees, Industrial Personnel, Information Dissemination, Public Relations, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Schedules, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Muskegon Community Coll., MI.