ERIC Number: ED220691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Tuition-Aid Programs of Department of Energy Contractors with Comparison to U.S. Private Industry Education-Assistance Programs.
Crowell, Mayme; Rudolph, Marva
A study compared the tuition-aid programs of the Department of Energy (DOE) contractors with U.S. private industry education-assistance programs. In order to complete their comparative analysis, researchers mailed questionnaires to 51 DOE contractors. Particular emphasis was placed on requirements for tuition aid, allowable expenses, level of reimbursement, and other educational options. After some follow-up, 42 completed questionnaires were returned. Analysis of data obtained from the survey revealed that, on the whole, DOE contractor tuition-aid programs were quite similar to corresponding private industry programs. Both types of programs had similar requirements, allowed similar expenses, and operated comparable costs. However, the number of DOE contractor tuition-aid recipients (based on comparisons that take facility size and function into account) was slightly higher than that reported by private U.S. companies. (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Fringe Benefits, Labor Force Development, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Student Financial Aid, Surveys, Training Allowances, Tuition, Tuition Grants
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN.
Identifiers: Department of Energy; Employee Assistance Programs; Energy Education; Private Sector; Tuition Benefit Programs