ERIC Number: ED118898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Perception of the Training Needs of the Adult Food Service Employee: A Case Study of the Altoona Area, Pennsylvania. A Professional Paper in Extension Education. Extension Studies 58, May 1975.
Bardi, James A.
The main purpose of the study was to determine selected aspects of the small business food service operators' perceptions regarding the need for training adult food service workers in the Altonna area of Pennsylvania. Information was gathered to help determine the operators' perceptions of the type of training, training site, and their commitment ofmoney and time. Questionnaires were sent to all food service operators who were not members of a chain food service organization. Two follow-up letters, and a selective telephone follow-up resulted in a 31% return, which did not demonstrate an avid interest for a food service training program. The respondents who were favorable toward further training were characterized by a larger yearly volume of business. Respondents supported the idea of utilizing the Altoona Area Vocational-Technical School facilities for inservice training. Promotional considerations for potential food service clientele also are explored: in-house training programs for small food service business operators; interaction of the Cooperative Extension Service home economist, the home economics departments in high schools, and the city sanitarian; service clubs; voluntary community youth groups; high school clubs or organizations; and the feasibility of licensure of food service workers. A bibliography is appended. (EA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania