ERIC Number: ED394075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Training: Who Needs It? Research Report 1995.
Harwood-Richardson, Stephen; And Others
This report provides results of a study of training in the catering and hospitality industry in Great Britain in 1994-95. An executive summary presents 22 key recommendations for action to stimulate skills development in the industry and outlines key outcomes. Section 1 provides a broad overview of current training activity, based on interviews with 562 employers, survey responses from 1,319 employees, and case studies of 6 employers. It suggests that most employers did not take training seriously and undertook it to meet a perceived or real statutory or inspection requirement. Section 2 examines the industry's response to national training initiatives. These findings are cited: much of the industry was not aware of National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications or Investors in People, and although over one-half of employers were aware of Training Enterprise Councils/Local Enterprise Companies, only 18 percent were aware of their services. Section 3 focuses on the industry's training needs. These findings are cited: the majority of employers felt staff were adequately skilled, and employees most frequently wanted training in skills of management, computing, health and safety, advanced craft, and supervision. Section 4 summarizes the supply of vocational education and training. Findings are college provision of programs was largely determined by funding considerations and student demands, and commercial training providers identified the need to provide more flexible, tailored programs to meet industry needs. Section 5 examines the major influences on training provision and finds generally low employer awareness of training initiatives. A final section highlights conclusions. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Certificates, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Food Service, Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Needs Assessment, Occupational Home Economics, Postsecondary Education, Staff Development, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Hotel and Catering Training Co., International House, High Street, Ealing, London W5 5DB, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hotel and Catering Training Co., London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: For a related document, see CE 071 503.