ERIC Number: ED405926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Community Needs Assessment for Fashion Technology.
Pezzoli, Jean A.
In fall 1996, Hawaii's Maui Community College (MCC) conducted a study to determine the potential demand for pre-service and in-service training in fashion technology over the next 5 years among related businesses in Maui. Questionnaires were mailed to 435 area businesses, requesting information on the number of employees, salaries paid, and projections for new staff and training in the future. Completed surveys were received from 19% (n=83) of the businesses, 24 of which were not applicable to the study. Results included the following: (1) the highest numbers of responses were received from businesses in the retail (n=11), manufacturing (n=9), upholstery (n=8), and hotel (n=8) sectors; (2) contract hire accounted for 35% of the reported employment; (3) 29 companies indicated that they hired mostly for sewing skills, while 30 hired for alteration, 7 for pattern making, and 2 for teaching; (4) 59% indicated that full-time employees were paid $8 to $15 per hour; (5) the total demand for new employees over the next 5 years was 70.5 new hires, translating to a yearly demand of 14.1, while the capacity of the full-time program at MCC is 15 students per year; and (6) respondents reported a demand for 148 in-service training programs in 17 areas. Respondent comments, the survey instrument, and the mailing list of businesses are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Kahului. Maui Community Coll.