ERIC Number: ED165865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Needs of Johnson County Businesses.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.
For the last few years, courses (credit and non-credit) have been offered on-site at a number of businesses within Johnson County, Kansas. This study aimed to acquaint county businesses with Johnson County Community College programs and to identify course areas in which businesses would like employees to obtain instruction. The 10 areas of most frequently expressed interest were: management skills, salesmanship, business skills, job-related skills, human relations, communications, secretarial skills, business writing, technical skills, and data processing. About one-third of the businesses had space for on-site instruction and 22% preferred on-site rather than campus instruction. Some businesses wanted employees to obtain additional education, but not necessarily through an in-house training program. About half the companies felt employees preferred classes with the following characteristics: credit or certificate of completion; evenings or weekends; four hours or less per week; and six months or less with most preferring less than three months. Changes in technology had affected and were expected to continue to affect more than 60% of the businesses during the next five years. Electronics, certification requirements, data processing, legislation, management and business procedures, automation, and energy costs were identified as major areas of change. Data tables are included and the survey instrument is appended. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.