ERIC Number: ED110116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
El Paso Manpower Needs Assessment for Educational Planning.
Fiebiger, Leo J.
This study was conducted to determine the manpower needs of El Paso, Texas, by surveying and interviewing employers in regard to numbers of employees, education and training level preferred, and related employee information. A second purpose was to identity specific kinds of skills needed by EL Paso business and industry. Information was gathered from a final sample of 216 firms employing 34,862 workers, about 25 percent of the work force. Data was tabulated by size of firm and occupation classification. Findings of the study included the following: (1) employers preferred that about 40 percent of their positions be occupied by persons with education or training above high school; (2) only 19 percent of the jobs required no special training, while experience was important for about 60 percent of the jobs; (3) the majority of employers felt that "qualified" employees were hard to find--job performance frequently did not meet expectation due to deficiencies in human relations skills; (4) 65 percent of employers felt that specific training courses would benefit their firms if taught by formal institutions; (5) 84 percent reported providing their own training for employee advancement, and 50 percent did not feel it would benefit their firms if this training was done by a formal institution. The study concludes with a model for a continuing manpower assessment and for related curriculum planning. Survey instruments and tabulated data are appended. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas; Texas (El Paso)