ERIC Number: ED192045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Continuing Education Needs Analysis of New Hampshire Business, Industry, and Service Organizations. Executive Summary and Final Report.
Miller, Tyson A.
New Hampshire employers, expecially large employers, see a significant need for continuing education for their employees, according to a survey of 16,000 business, industry, and service organizations in the state. Of the 1,883 employers (12%) who responded to the mailed questionnaire and the 68 employers who were interviewed, 84 percent would like to see their employees better trained, while 77 percent were either "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in custom-made courses designed for their employees. Survey respondents preferred short-term courses and most frequently chose business administration, personnel, and accounting as the most needed academic subjects, with long range needs for employee training in computer science and technology, banking, law, video tape production, electronics, plastics technology, and basic skills in reading and writing. At least 39 percent now offer or would offer some form of tuition payment for employees taking work related courses. A large percentage (73%) of employers were having at least some difficulty in finding properly trained employees for their businesses, especially in manufacturing concerns. The survey showed a need for better information dissemination, because a majority of businesses, especially small businesses, were not aware of current educational offerings in the state. Numerous tables, the survey instrument, and interviewer's supplement are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Coll. and Univ. Council, Manchester.
Identifiers: New Hampshire