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ERIC Number: ED169284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Pages: 220
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Demand for Additional "Job-Related Training" by Minnesota Residents Age 16 and Over, 1977.
Copa, George H.; Maurice, Clyde F.
In 1977 approximately 17% of Minnesota's population aged 16 and over (478,000 people) felt that they definitely needed more job-related training in the next year. Another 9% felt that they perhaps needed more training. Of those indicating training interest, 40% were interested enough to pay a non-refundable course fee; 85% were willing to read information about available programs. Most frequent reasons for wanting more training were to do better at or remain qualified for a present job (30%), prepare for a job unrelated to the present or past job (26%), and prepare for a job advancement (20%). Preferred modes to receive instruction were in-school (48%) and on-the-job (42%). Most frequent factors likely to keep persons from enrolling in job training were the following: work takes too much time, program costs, family obligations, and lack of program information. Most frequently cited occupational choices for more training were professional/technical (25%), craft (12%), clerical (11%), managerial/administrative (9%), and service (8%). Of those indicating "yes" or "maybe" to the question for more training, 40% were 16-25 years old; about half were females and half were males. Concerning knowledge and attitude, 90% knew that vocational education's purpose was job training, and two-thirds held a positive attitude toward vocational education. (Also surveyed was the need for hobby/special interest education.) (Author/CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota