ERIC Number: ED246966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Outreach Program.
Benne, Larry L.
A manpower study was conducted by Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) to gather local labor market information, determine training needs, and assess the effectiveness of IHCC's vocational programs. IHCC instructors from 20 vocational programs visited and conducted interviews with 347 private and public sector employers. Study findings included the following: (1) 56% of the employers anticipated no hiring in the next 12 months and 54% expected to hire from 1 to 20 new employees; (3) 70% of the employers indicated that they hired the majority of their employees with less than 4 years of experience; (4) 54% of the employers were not familiar or only somewhat familiar with the training opportunities available to them through the Job Training Partnership Act; (5) 23% of the employers who hired vocationally trained employees felt there should be additional emphasis on specific skill development in training programs, and 25% wanted more emphasis on positive work behavior and productivitiy; (6) newspaper advertising was the most commonly used method of seeking new employees; and (7) 89% of the employers indicated that they were not in a lay-off status. The study report includes the survey instrument, input from the local Private Industry Council, data on specific programs, evaluation data from the instructors involved in the study, and employer responses. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Private Industry Council, Ottuma, IA.
Authoring Institution: Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982