ERIC Number: ED215715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Transportation and Educational Needs of Industrial Airport Businesses.
In 1979, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) conducted a survey to identify the education and transportation needs of the Johnson County Industrial Airport employees and to determine employer educational requirements for employees and interest in courses. An employer survey, seeking information on company characteristics, employee education requirements, in-house training programs, subjects of interest, and preferred location for courses, was sent to 28 companies. Employees at these companies were asked about length of employment; current residence; transportation; plans to relocate; interest in bus service and in taking JCCC courses; schedule preference for on-site courses; preferred subjects, course length, and type of credit; and credit, course length, and scheduling preferences according to specific subject area interest. Responses from 14 employers and 401 employees revealed that: (1) over 50% of the responding firms offered in-house training; (2) while over 50% of the employees were interested in JCCC courses, 46% favored on-site classes; (3) courses meeting after working hours were preferred, although meetings during lunch were also popular; (4) 50% of the employees preferred courses that could be completed in less than 16 weeks and the majority were interested in receiving credit; and (5) the course interests of employees and employers were similar. Data tables are appended. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Prepared in cooperation with Airport Public Information Office.