ERIC Number: ED400455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Employer Training Needs in Hawaii. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper 92-15. Summary Report.
Woodbury, Stephen A.
A survey of employer training needs in Hawaii gathered information and data on the needs and preferences of employers in Hawaii regarding government assistance with training. A survey was mailed to a stratified random sample of 5,886 establishments; 1,650 returned usable responses. It obtained information on the training needs and deficiencies of seven separate occupational groups: highly skilled white-collar workers; sales and sales-related workers; administrative support workers; highly skilled blue-collar workers; less-skilled blue-collar workers; service workers; and farming, forestry, and fishing workers. Results presented a clear justification for policy along the lines of the Hawaii Employment and Training Fund. Between 38-47 percent of employers would like to see government provide some form of assistance with their formal training needs. In contrast, 15-23 percent believed that government could do little to help with their formal training needs. Seventy percent of employers who had job vacancies for service workers reported they had difficulty filling those vacancies. Service workers also had more acute skill deficiencies. There was an acute labor shortage of highly skilled blue-collar workers. A two-pronged approach to implementing the fund was suggested: (1) general training to service workers by improving the linkage between workers who need to upgrade skills and programs to help them and (2) firm-specific training programs. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii State Dept. of Labor and Industrial Relations, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Industrial Relations Center.; Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii