ERIC Number: ED357223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
How Workers Get Their Training: A 1991 Update. Bulletin 2407.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Analysis of data obtained from supplemental questions to the January 1991 Current Population Survey and comparison with answers to similar questions from a 1983 survey resulted in a picture of how workers received training to obtain and to retain their jobs. Some of the finding were as follows: (1) 57 percent of all workers employed in January 1991 reported they needed specific training to qualify for their current jobs; (2) 41 percent had taken training to improve current job skills; (3) training patterns remained constant from 1983 to 1991; (4) employers increasingly sponsored qualifying training and greatly enhanced formal company programs for skill improvement; (5) similar proportions of men and women required training to qualify for their jobs, and took skill improvement training; (6) one-third of all workers received their qualifying training at schools, 27 percent got it on the job, 12 percent received training through formal company programs, and fewer than 10 percent received training from other sources; (7) the proportions of workers who reported a need for qualifying training ranged from 92 percent of professional specialty workers to 10 percent of those in private household occupations; (8) workers in precision production, craft, and repair occupations were more likely than those in other occupational groups to have received qualifying training in formal company programs; and (9) employers sponsored about 15 percent of qualifying training and 42 percent of improvement training in schools. (The report contains 71 tables.) (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.