ERIC Number: ED238503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Employment and Training Expectations of Employers in Area Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District 4.
Rosen, Mark I.; And Others
A study was conducted to provide information on how Area Vocational Technical and Adult Education District 4 could more effectively serve the needs of area employers. The study sought to asssess potential growth or decline in industries, occupations, and skill areas with implications for current and future vocational training programs; and to determine the extent to which employers make use of District 4 graduates and their views of graduates' work habits and occupational preparation. Information was obtained from statewide employment data and projections, a survey of 18 mayors or city managers within District 4 regarding major employment expansion or contraction, and a survey of 899 District 4 employers to obtain information on employment expectations, anticipated training needs, assessment of graduates' effectiveness, and graduate utilization and placement. Study findings included the following: (1) employment levels and training needs in Wisconsin were expected to increase in the last half of the 1980's; (2) one-third of the employers surveyed felt that their current work force would benefit from additional training; (3) employers had a highly favorable impression of District 4 program graduates; and (4) firms planning expansion were interested in new employee, new skills, and new jobs training assistance from District 4, as well as in training assistance for managers and current employees. Survey instruments are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Madison Area Technical Coll., WI.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Graduate School of Business.