ERIC Number: ED223272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Needs Assessment to Determine Employment Needs in Monroe County, Florida.
Muraski, Ed J.
A study was conducted by Florida Keys Community College (FKCC) to determine employment needs in Monroe County as the basis for planning and revising programs at the college. Surveys were sent to a random sample of 475 employers, requesting information on the firm; the importance of programs offered in Monroe County by high schools, adult and employment programs, and FKCC in relation to employers' needs; the current number of workers employed and their job categories; and projected changes in employers' needs over the next five years. Survey responses from 42% of the employers indicated that the programs ranked highest in relation to employment needs were bookkeeping, accounting, secretarial, business administration and management, clerical, small business management, business mathematics, air conditioning and refrigeration, receptionist marketing and sales, auto mechanics, computer programming, registered nursing, checker/stocker, licensed practical nursing, electronics technician, and nursing aide. Current and projected employment opportunities in the county tended to be concentrated in the job categories of manager/administrator, clerical, computer operators and programmers, correction and law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, fire fighters and rescue personnel, nurses and nurses aides, retail sales clerks, secretaries, short-order cooks, and waitresses. The survey instrument and list of employers sampled are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Keys Community Coll., Key West.; Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.
Note: The Monroe County Planning Council also participated in the preparation of this study.