ERIC Number: ED245711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Johnson County Business and Industry Training Needs.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.; Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Business and Industry Liaison.
In fall 1982, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) conducted two surveys to determine the internal training needs of business and industry in Johnson County. One survey was mailed to the chief executives of some 2,000 businesses and industries, and another was distributed to about 2,000 employees of a large corporation in the county. Study findings, based on responses from 260 companies and 505 employees, revealed: (1) skill areas in which the greatest number of companies had unmet training needs were human relations (58.2%), management/supervision (52.8%), time management (53.2%), and communication (50.2%); (2) medium sized companies were more likely to have unmet training needs than small or very large companies; (3) short-term seminars and workshops were the types of training programs of greatest interest to all types and sizes of companies; (4) companies with more than 500 employees were much less interested in courses on the JCCC campus than smaller companies; (5) employers were most interested in general skills development training, while the employees of the large corporation were primarily interested in specific and practical skills training that was job-related and provided opportunities for promotion; (6) a 3-hour session one evening a week was the time preferred by a majority of employee respondents for training; (7) over 70% of the responding firms provided opportunities for promotion and tuition reimbursement as incentives for employees to participate in training programs. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.; Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Business and Industry Liaison.