ERIC Number: ED311261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
State of Montana Employer Needs Survey.
Northern Montana Coll., Havre. Montana Center for Vocational Education, Research, Curriculum and Personnel Development.
This document summarizes a needs assessment study of Montana businesses conducted in 1988 to provide direction for future planning and development in the state's vocational programs. The document begins by giving a rationale for the study and describing the mailed survey instrument used. (Sixty-six usable instruments were returned from a sample of 350, for a rate of 19 percent). Then the document reports the results of the survey's questions regarding the following: (1) whether work experience is required of new employees; (2) whether technical training is required; (3) whether training is provided for new employees; (4) whether ongoing training is provided; (5) whether it is difficult to find qualified employees; (6) whether employees are encouraged or sent to attend a college or technical school in Montana; (7) whether employees have been recruited from vocational-technical schools or colleges in Montana; (8) whether the firm participates in an apprenticeship program; (9) whether new employees undergo a testing procedure; (10) whether the demand for more highly skilled workers is increasing; (11) whether the firm has a high turnover rate due to inadequate training; (12) whether a considerable growth rate is expected; (13) whether the firm would participate in a cooperative education program; (14) the importance of basic education skills; (15) the desirable level of education for new employees; and (16) how new employees are obtained. The document concludes with copies of the instrument and letters that accompanied it. (CML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Montana Coll., Havre. Montana Center for Vocational Education, Research, Curriculum and Personnel Development.
Identifiers - Location: Montana