ERIC Number: ED242346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Employer Needs Survey Report: A Report on Employer Needs and Thoughts about Programs, Courses and Services.
Kumar, Vasant; Tradewell, Mary D. J.
An employer needs assessment was conducted in the Wisconsin Indianhead Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District to develop a profile of local employers; determine the vocational education training levels required by the employers; ascertain employers' roles in training; and determine employers' perceptions of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute (WITI). A 33-item questionnaire was sent to 6,999 employers in January 1980. Study findings, based on responses from 2,251 (32.2%) of the employers, included the following: (1) the responding firms were primarily involved in public service (17%), business and office occupations (15%), and construction (11.5%); (2) 16.6% of the employers planned to expand their businesses within the next 2 years; (3) 635 of 1,928 respondents considered vocational/technical training as a hiring prerequisite for some positions; (4) 28.2% of the employers assisted their employees to enroll in training programs by granting release time, 27.1% through tuition reimbursement, 11.2% through company-sponsored courses, and 6.0% by sharing costs; and (5) 57.9% felt WITI was doing an excellent or above average job in preparing students, and 43.7% thought it was meeting the community's educational needs. The survey instrument, lists of training programs in which respondents were involved, employer comments and suggestions, and information profiling the business community in the district are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Job Training, Labor Education, Needs Assessment, Nonschool Educational Programs, Occupational Surveys, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indianhead Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District, Shell Lake, WI.