ERIC Number: ED234217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-15
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Entry-Level Skills Training by Selected Missouri Manufacturers. Final Report.
Hubbs, Marguerite; Erickson, Richard C.
Missouri manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment and related products were surveyed to identify entry-level skills training decision factors and the extent of entry-level skills training by the manufacturers. Two instruments were constructed for use in the study. The Training Decision Inventory was used to assess the influence of specified issues on manufacturers' decisions to offer training; the Survey of Entry-Level Skills Training was used to ascertain the nature and extent of entry-level skills training. Results indicated that issues related to employee motivation/affirmative action, technology/productivity, and education preparation affected manufacturers' decisions to offer entry-level skills training. Cost benefit, expenditures for training, and labor market issues had equivalent influence on the decision-making process with respect to whether or not firms offer training. Data on the nature and extent of existing skills training were inadequate in number to allow the drawing of generalized conclusions. Implications for vocational educators from study findings focused on awareness of why employers provide training and on the decision-making process. Topics for further investigation were suggested. (Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include data collection procedures, references, the instruments, and eight data tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Career and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Employer Surveys; Missouri