ERIC Number: ED236381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Employment and Training Needs of Hispanics in Connecticut. Final Report.
Chung, H. C.
A study assessed the employment and training needs of Hispanics in Connecticut. As part of a research project entitled the Survey of Hispanics in Connecticut, trained bilingual interviewers surveyed 500 randomly selected Hispanic households in seven major cities in Connecticut. This survey sample represented approximately 1.5 percent of the total number of Hispanic households in the state. Based on these interviews, it was concluded that opportunities for adult education and skills training must be greatly expanded. Furthermore, high school dropout rates among Hispanic youth, especially among females, must be drastically reduced. Particularly needed are efforts to improve English proficiency among the Hispanic population. It is especially important that equal access to the traditional educational and training facilities and programs, especially for the regional vocational and technical schools, colleges, and universities, should be maintained for Hispanic persons. Finally, comprehensive supportive services should be made available to the special needs groups whose needs are multi-dimensional. Seventy-three tables are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Communication Problems, Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Females, Hispanic Americans, Income, Individual Characteristics, Individual Needs, Limited English Speaking, Migrant Workers, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Out of School Youth, Questionnaires, Salary Wage Differentials, State Surveys, Underemployment, Unemployment, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Program Planning and Development.
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Univ., CT. Coll. of Business and Public Management.