ERIC Number: ED257493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The DeKalb County Business-Industry-Labor-Student (BILS) Needs Assessment.
Johnson, Berman E.
A study was conducted to investigate the educational and training needs of the community served by DeKalb Community College (DKCC) and DeKalb Area Technical School. During the study 40 faculty members conducted in-person interviews with 387 employers, and 512 part-time students were surveyed in class to assess community awareness of DKCC and DeKalb Tech; to identify the short-term educational/training needs of DeKalb employers and students; and to determine which DKCC and DeKalb Tech units would best fulfill the needs of employers and students. Study findings indicated: (1) the areas of job growth in the next 5 years identified by employers were secretarial-clerical, management, and sales; (2) the main course training needs of employers were in communication skills, and management and supervision; (3) the unit preference cited by most employers were for vocational-technical programs (part-time evenings) and collegiate (part-time day and evenings); (4) the categories of courses requested by student respondents were humanities, business, and information systems; (5) 43% of the students preferred evening and saturday hours for classes; (6) the employers indicated that they favored employee referrals and newspaper ads to secure new employees; and (7) 74% of the employers preferred training sites on campus. The report includes the survey instruments and cover letters. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: DeKalb Community Coll., Clarkston, GA. DeKalb Area Vocational-Technical School.