ERIC Number: ED405053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Assessment for Education and Training in Welding on Maui.
Pezzoli, Jean A.
In fall 1996, Hawaii's Maui Community College undertook a study to determine the demand for welders and welding education over the next 5 years and to estimate the characteristics of such training in terms of time of offering and courses needed. Questionnaires were mailed to a sample of 282 welding and related businesses in Maui, requesting information on needs for in-house training, the number of expected new hires, and wages paid. Study findings, based on responses received from 19% (n=54) of the businesses, included the following: (1) respondents expected to hire a collective total of 44 welders within the next 5 years, a relatively small demand compared to the college's capacity to train welders; (2) all respondents reported a starting wage of at least $8 per hour, while 17 businesses reported $15 or more, and 6 indicated that they paid $25 or more; (3) overall, respondents reported that 701 employees would benefit from taking welding courses, while the subject area with the strongest demand was the use of hand and power tools; and (4) only 7 firms indicated that they had employees who had received in-service training in the past year. Responses to open-ended questions are included. Appendixes provide a list of individuals who developed the questionnaire, the cover letter and survey instrument, a list businesses surveyed, and a table of respondents by business sector. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.