ERIC Number: ED296083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Trends in Corporate Education and Training. Report No. 870.
Education and training programs have changed significantly during the past five years in most large U.S. corporations. Rapid technological change and the adoption by many companies of new strategies in response to such factors as heightened global competition and deregulation have imposed new skill and knowledge needs. A larger proportion of employees in all major job categories is now involved each year in formal training than five years ago. Growth in participation rates has been highest for managers and professionals as well as sales and marketing personnel. Despite the fact that diminished earnings have compelled some companies to reduce staff, most have increased the number of professionals engaged in training. As corporate leaders commit themselves to reducing or containing education and training costs, more attention is being paid to linking training programs to companies' strategic goals. The needs of departments and individuals are increasingly determined by joint trainer-manager explorations and performance appraisal procedures. New technologies, including video, computer-aided instruction, interactive video, and satellite broadcasting, are having important effects on training. Corporate departments are becoming better equipped to conduct training programs and are beginning to play a more active role in oversight of training activities throughout the company. (MN)
Descriptors: Corporate Education, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Organizational Change, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Social Change, Supervisory Training, Technological Advancement, Training Methods, Training Objectives
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conference Board, Inc., New York, NY.