ERIC Number: ED480769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Westchester County Employers Survey.
Lee, Marcia M.
The Westchester County Employers Survey was done in May 2003 in order learn more about employee training needs, how they accomplished these needs, and how it would be possible for the Westchester Community College to fulfill these needs. Out of the 639 surveys sent, 145 were returned in a satisfactory format, which produces a 22.6% return rate. Each survey that was returned had the name, address, and contact information of the employer. Most employers (43.7%) agreed that training is needed for employees. The skills needed, in order of importance, are teamwork skills, reading, verbal fluency, writing, and computer skills. Most employers agreed that computer skills would play a large role in the future of the company further increasing the importance of computer training for employees. Employers indicated that they had a difficult time hiring employees that are skilled in basic and technical fields and expressed a willingness to work with community colleges in order to solve this problem. Therefore, the study concluded that the Westchester Community College could work in a mutually beneficial way with local businesses by training employees in those areas that are desired by the employers. Contains a copy of the Westchester Business Survey and 18 tables. (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: New York