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ERIC Number: ED371800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Pages: 81
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Needs Assessment Survey.
Donsky, Aaron P.; And Others
To gather data on the future educational needs for successful employment in Seminole County, Florida, a cooperative study was conducted by Seminole Community College and the Seminole County Public Schools. A sample was developed of 450 employers selected by types of businesses employing technology education graduates in Seminole, Orange, and Volusia counties. A list of questions for future telephone interviews were mailed to the chief executive officers of 285 firms, with interviews conducted with 63% of the sample. Study findings included the following: (1) the most desired non-technical job requirement was work ethic/appearance (48%); (2) with respect to retraining, 78% of respondents expressed a preference for training by in-house staff; (3) for firms indicating a preference for training by outside organizations, 27% indicated a preference for a series of non-credit college level seminars, 23% mentioned vocational programs linked to a public education institution, and 21% indicated a program linked to credit courses; (4) only 18% of respondents had employees hoping to pursue an associate degree; (5) the most commonly cited programs to fulfill training needs were technical education (16%), business/clerical/secretarial (14%), and computer training (12%); (6) with respect to anticipated hires, the dominant occupational needs were blue collar service, clerical/office/computer, and sales; and (7) 80% of health care firms indicated they would be employing more cross-trained personnel. Appendixes include the classifications of employers, the survey instrument, a phone contact summary, and results. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seminole Community Coll., Sanford, FL.; Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida