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ERIC Number: ED260199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar-31
Pages: 23
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Surveying Private-Sector Employers to Identify Labor Training Needs.
Frasier, James R.
This study was conducted to assess how the Hartford Area Vocational Center could work with area employers to increase the occupational skill readiness of currently employed workers. A total of 1,381 employers in Vermont and New Hampshire were surveyed through a mailed questionnaire, with a return rate of 518 employers (38 percent). Most employed 10 persons or fewer. The study found that most employers responding to the survey appeared to be heavily involved in training and/or retraining of currently employed workers. Of the 306 respondents who identified the types of training programs they conducted, 272 (89 percent) used on-the-job training. Employers also revealed that on-the-job training was often supplemented with orientation, self-directed learning packets, technical workshops, employer-based apprenticeship, and factory/commercial training courses. Employers also seemed very interested in identifying additional training opportunities for their employees. As a result of the study the following actions were taken: (1) an adult education advisory committee was established at the Hartford Center, and (2) a plan was developed for offering skill development services in addition to the employee training activities provided by area employers. A copy of the survey is included. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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