ERIC Number: ED411430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Skill Improvement Training among Currently Employed Workers. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Between 1991 and 1995, the percentage of employed workers participating in skill improvement training (SIT) for their current job increased from 30 to 32%. Participation in SIT increased for full- and part-time workers alike. In 1995, participation for a current job was highest among females and individuals in the 35-54 age group. Participation was related to education, occupation, and work status. In both 1991 and 1995, rates of SIT participation were highest among members of the following groups: college graduates; workers in executive, professional, and technical occupations; and individuals employed full time. The 1995 levels of participation in selected occupational groups were as follows: executive, professional, and technical, 49.9% (same as in 1991); sales and administrative support, 29.4% (versus 24.0% in 1991); service, 24.6% (versus 17.8% in 1991); farming, 13.8% (versus 7.0% in 1991); precision production, craft, and repair, 27.4% (versus 21.4% in 1991); and operators, fabricators, and laborers, 19.2% (versus 17.2% in 1991). (This fact sheet contains a table detailing employed workers' levels of participation in skill improvement training by sex, age, educational attainment, and occupation.) (MN)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Extracted from "The Condition of Education, 1997."