ERIC Number: ED311825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Training for the Future of New England. A 1987 Survey of Human Resource Managers.
New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA.; New England Center for Continuing Education, Durham, NH.
The findings of an education training survey of human resource managers regarding the employment and training needs of New England companies and organizations are presented. Five sections present the following: an introduction (survey's purpose and a profile of the human resource managers surveyed); general education and training problems of New England organizations; qualities of employees important to meeting the future needs of New England organizations; continuing education in New England organizations (what groups are being served and how, who is doing the education and training, and where the education and training are taking place); and effectiveness of colleges and universities (effectiveness of colleges and universities in meeting continuing education needs of employers and preparing graduates for employment and greatest current contributions of colleges and universities and ways they might be more effective). Key findings include: (1) human resource managers feel the two serious education and training problems among their employees are lack of management and supervisory skills; (2) technical skills, adult illiteracy and basic math/problem solving skills of employees are not viewed as problems; (3) the major provider of continuing education for all employees is the internal staff of the organizations; and (4) most organizations rely heavily on on-the-job training and informal programs for providing education and training to their employees. An appendix offers a copy of the education and training survey. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: New England Board of Higher Education, Boston, MA.; New England Center for Continuing Education, Durham, NH.