ERIC Number: ED167227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Broward County Employers' Training Needs Assessment.
Mehallis, Mantha Vlahos
An assessment of the training needs of Broward County, Florida, employers was conducted: (1) to determine the existing training needs of large businesses, industrial firms, and local units of government; (2) to determine which educational agencies in the county could fulfill these needs; and (3) to inform the companies of the results in order to begin planning for needed programs. From the 830 employers who had 50 or more employees, a stratified random sample of 400 employers responded to questionnaire interviews. Variables studied included: geographical area, company type (occupational category), employee qualities, types of positions or job categories (current numbers employed in each and one-, two-, and five-year projections), recruitment, current training, identified training needs, incentives, interest in training programs, employment of handicapped, and affirmative action plans. Findings indicated numerous training needs, primarily in the medical and industrial fields. Many of the programs currently offered needed to focus on job-entry competencies, and in other areas supplemental training was needed to upgrade and/or retrain present employees. In still other areas, no training was available. A literature review and survey methodology are discussed. Appendices contain the questionnaire and other occupational information. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Job Training, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Personnel Selection, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Broward Community Coll., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida