ERIC Number: ED373185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Wasted Potential: Training and Career Progression for Part-Time and Temporary Workers.
A study examined ways in which employers in the United Kingdom are meeting the challenge of training and career progression for part-time and temporary employees. First, the literature was reviewed to gather information on the following topics: the growth of "atypical" work, training and adult workers, differential access to training, factors affecting training provision and participation, ways of increasing provision and participation, and examples of good practice. Next, 12 case studies were conducted to identify the nature/duration of training available, sources of financial support for training, employer attitudes/practices regarding training, worker attitudes regarding training, and successful strategies for promoting training. During the site visits, semistructured interviews were conducted with personnel/training managers and part-time and temporary workers involved in training programs. It was discovered that, despite the still-accelerating increase in part-time and temporary workers, the training opportunities and career prospects of such workers remain limited. Recommendations for eliminating the contradiction between a flexible (part-time) work force and inflexible (full-time) training policy included calls for more effective national promotional activities and monetary or tax incentives to offset employers' training costs. (Ten tables/figures and a 128-item bibliography are included. Appended are the training/personnel officer and employee interview schedules.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Ladders, Case Studies, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Practices, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, Part Time Employment, Public Policy, Temporary Employment, Training Methods
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (9.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom