ERIC Number: ED203911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Employer Needs Assessment Project: Final Report.
Klinman, Debra G.
In the summer and spring of 1980 Mercer County Community College undertook a large-scale employer needs assessment project, during which 1,140 Mercer County employers were contacted in order to: (1) assess employers' practices and preferences in the recruitment of personnel; (2) determine employer satisfaction with the College's ability to educate students for meaningful employment; (3) analyze current and future manpower demands; (4) assess employer needs and attitudes in relation to providing their employees with additional skill training; and (5) strengthen the College's relationship with the community by encouraging productive two-way communication. Selected findings, based on responses from 37% of the employers surveyed, indicate that employers consistently ranked occupational skills and experience, a sense of personal responsibility, and willingness to work and learn as the three most important criteria for employee recruitment; and that at least 85% of the employers felt Mercer graduates possessed this sense of responsibility and willingness to work and learn. The study report provides an executive summary of the purposes, findings, and benefits of the project; a detailed description of study methodology; survey results; and summary recommendations. The questionnaire and an explanation of the coding formats used for data analysis are appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Note: Appendices C and D contained copyrighted material and are therefore not available.