Business Council

1998 Business Council Survey of Employer
Perspectives on Workforce Preparedness

  Overall Survey Co. size a: 0-50 Co. size b: 51-200 Co. size c: 201-500 Co. size d: 501-1000 Co. size e: 1000+
A1. Company Name(enter "blank if blank) 148          
Number of respondents (total, then by size) 148 28 66 32 10 11
Question A3. Do you export? (totals for "yes") 62 7 29 16 4 6
A4. SIC Code(s) N.A.          
HIRING DATA            
1. # non-HS grads hired in 1997 (averages) 6.64 0.79 3.98 5.40 7.40 44.44
2. # HS grads hired in 1997 (averages) 29.48 6.51 16.66 28.17 43.20 178.33
3. # community college grads hired in 1997 (averages) 5.29 0.84 3.60 5.90 14.56 22.71
4. # college grads hired in 1997 (averages) 9.31 1.00 5.10 14.68 16.00 49.13
5. # total hires in 1997 (averages) 51.20 11.31 28.22 54.38 78.00 292.00
YOUR WORKFORCE            
1. For newly hired, is there a gap? (count for a, "severe") 13 1 9 1 1 1
percentage 8.8% 3.6% 13.6% 3.1% 10.0% 9.1%
(count for b, "moderate") 52 10 23 12 2 4
percentage 35.1% 35.7% 34.8% 37.5% 20.0% 36.4%
Does your existing workforce:            
2.a. Need resources skills (count, either improve or acquire) 80 10 38 21 6 5
percentage 54.1% 35.7% 57.6% 65.6% 60.0% 45.5%
2.b. Need basic skills (count, either improve or acquire) 99 14 49 23 7 6
percentage 66.9% 50.0% 74.2% 71.9% 70.0% 54.5%
2.c. Need information skills (count) 108 19 49 24 9 7
percentage 73.0% 67.9% 74.2% 75.0% 90.0% 63.6%
2.d. Need academic skills (count) 86 12 44 18 8 4
percentage 58.1% 42.9% 66.7% 56.3% 80.0% 36.4%
2.e. Need systems skills (count) 111 18 51 26 7 8
percentage 75.0% 64.3% 77.3% 81.3% 70.0% 72.7%
2.f. Need critcal thinking skills (count) 115 19 53 26 8 9
percentage 77.7% 67.9% 80.3% 81.3% 80.0% 81.8%
2.g. Need technology skills (count) 125 20 56 30 9 10
percentage 84.5% 71.4% 84.8% 93.8% 90.0% 90.9%
2.h. Need personal qualities (count) 100 14 51 20 8 6
percentage 67.6% 50.0% 77.3% 62.5% 80.0% 54.5%
2.i. Need interpersonal skills (count) 119 21 56 24 8 9
percentage 80.4% 75.0% 84.8% 75.0% 80.0% 81.8%
In what areas do you have problems finding qualified applicants?            
3.a. Managerial 29 5 11 9 3 1
percentage 19.6% 17.9% 16.7% 28.1% 30.0% 9.1%
3.b. Clerical 32 7 16 6 3 1
percentage 21.6% 25.0% 24.2% 18.8% 30.0% 9.1%
3.c. Computer techs/operators 36 3 18 9 3 4
percentage 24.3% 10.7% 27.3% 28.1% 30.0% 36.4%
3.d. Computer engineers/analysts 30 1 10 8 2 9
percentage 20.3% 3.6% 15.2% 25.0% 20.0% 81.8%
3.e. Engineers (non-computer) 38 1 17 11 2 7
percentage 25.7% 3.6% 25.8% 34.4% 20.0% 63.6%
3.f. Professional 23 1 9 4 4 6
percentage 15.5% 3.6% 13.6% 12.5% 40.0% 54.5%
3.g. Sales/Marketing 36 7 20 5 2 2
percentage 24.3% 25.0% 30.3% 15.6% 20.0% 18.2%
3.h. Laboratory/technical 20 5 7 4 2 2
percentage 13.5% 17.9% 10.6% 12.5% 20.0% 18.2%
3.I. Manufacturing (skilled) 49 9 22 12 4 1
percentage 33.1% 32.1% 33.3% 37.5% 40.0% 9.1%
3.j. Laborers (unskilled) 36 8 17 7 3 0
percentage 24.3% 28.6% 25.8% 21.9% 30.0% 0.0%
3.k. Scientists 4 1 1 0 1 1
percentage 2.7% 3.6% 1.5% 0.0% 10.0% 9.1%
3.l. Service 26 4 14 6 1 1
percentage 17.6% 14.3% 21.2% 18.8% 10.0% 9.1%
Which difficulties have you experienced because of lack of skilled employees?            
4a. Prevented expansion (counts those who checked "yes") 19 3 10 3 1 2
percentage 12.8% 10.7% 15.2% 9.4% 10.0% 18.2%
4b. Lowered productivity 102 17 47 24 6 8
percentage 68.9% 60.7% 71.2% 75.0% 60.0% 72.7%
4c. Meeting deadlines 47 10 20 9 5 4
percentage 31.8% 35.7% 30.3% 28.1% 50.0% 36.4%
4d. Bidding on govt. contracts 4 0 2 1 0 1
percentage 2.7% 0.0% 3.0% 3.1% 0.0% 9.1%
4e. May force closure, move 2 0 2 0 0 0
percentage 1.4% 0.0% 3.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
4f. Prevented new products 15 1 8 5 0 1
percentage 10.1% 3.6% 12.1% 15.6% 0.0% 9.1%
4g. Lowered quality 62 8 35 12 3 3
percentage 41.9% 28.6% 53.0% 37.5% 30.0% 27.3%
5. In the last five years, how often have you had positions open for longer than 60 days?            
Frequently 32 2 12 9 3 6
percentage 21.6% 7.1% 18.2% 28.1% 30.0% 54.5%
Sometimes 61 10 32 14 3 3
percentage 41.2% 35.7% 48.5% 43.8% 30.0% 27.3%
Seldom 40 10 17 9 3 1
percentage 27.0% 35.7% 25.8% 28.1% 30.0% 9.1%
Never 14 6 5 0 2 0
percentage 9.5% 21.4% 7.6% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0%
6. What are your most common reasons for rejecting an applicant?            
6a. Inadequate technical skills (count where "yes" checked) 73 13 28 18 8 7
percentage 49.3% 46.4% 42.4% 56.3% 80.0% 63.6%
6b. Inadequate computer skills 39 4 17 10 4 5
percentage 26.4% 14.3% 25.8% 31.3% 40.0% 45.5%
6c. Inadquate math skills 31 5 17 5 2 1
percentage 20.9% 17.9% 25.8% 15.6% 20.0% 9.1%
6d. Inadequate work experience 81 13 34 22 6 7
percentage 54.7% 46.4% 51.5% 68.8% 60.0% 63.6%
6e. Lack of a degree 21 2 10 6 3 0
percentage 14.2% 7.1% 15.2% 18.8% 30.0% 0.0%
6f. Inadequate writing/reading skills 48 9 24 7 4 3
percentage 32.4% 32.1% 36.4% 21.9% 40.0% 27.3%
6g. Inadequate oral comm. skills 51 11 24 10 3 2
percentage 34.5% 39.3% 36.4% 31.3% 30.0% 18.2%
6h. Inadequate problem-solving skills 32 6 18 5 0 3
percentage 21.6% 21.4% 27.3% 15.6% 0.0% 27.3%
6i. Inability to work in team 38 6 22 4 3 3
percentage 25.7% 21.4% 33.3% 12.5% 30.0% 27.3%
6j. Lack of vocational/technical training 39 6 17 10 3 3
percentage 26.4% 21.4% 25.8% 31.3% 30.0% 27.3%
6k. Other 13 0 7 2 2 2
percentage 8.8% 0.0% 10.6% 6.3% 20.0% 18.2%
7. Has the number of high-school graduates you must screen before hiring            
Risen sharply 18 2 10 3 3 0
percentage of non-blanks 14.1% 1.4% 7.1% 2.1% 2.0% 0.0%
Risen moderately 62 10 30 13 3 6
percentage of non-blanks 48.4% 7.0% 21.3% 9.0% 2.0% 4.1%
Risen hardly at all 40 7 17 11 3 2
percentage of non-blanks 31.3% 4.9% 12.1% 7.6% 2.0% 1.4%
Declined 8 3 2 1 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.3% 2.1% 1.4% 0.7% 1.3% 0.0%
Blank 20 6 7 4 -1 3
8. Has the number of community-college graduates you must screen before hiring            
Risen sharply 5 2 2 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 3.9% 1.4% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Risen moderately 42 6 22 5 4 6
percentage of non-blanks 32.8% 4.2% 15.6% 3.5% 2.7% 4.2%
Risen hardly at all 64 7 33 19 4 1
percentage of non-blanks 50.0% 4.9% 23.4% 13.2% 2.7% 0.7%
Declined 8 5 1 1 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.3% 3.5% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.0%
Blank 29 8 8 7 1 4
9. Has the number of four-year college graduates you must screen before hiring            
Risen sharply 10 1 6 0 0 3
percentage of non-blanks 7.8% 0.7% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 2.1%
Risen moderately 48 10 24 6 2 6
percentage of non-blanks 37.5% 7.0% 17.0% 4.2% 1.3% 4.2%
Risen hardly at all 62 4 26 21 9 2
percentage of non-blanks 48.4% 2.8% 18.4% 14.6% 6.0% 1.4%
Declined 8 5 2 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.3% 3.5% 1.4% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 20 8 8 4 -1 0
10 Where do you get most of your managerial employees?            
Directly out of NY high schools 6 3 2 1 0 0
percentage 4.1% 10.7% 3.0% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Directly out of NY community colleges 3 0 0 3 0 0
percentage 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Directly out of NY four-year colleges 21 3 9 5 1 2
percentage 14.2% 10.7% 13.6% 15.6% 10.0% 18.2%
Directly out of NY universities 9 1 3 2 1 2
percentage 6.1% 3.6% 4.5% 6.3% 10.0% 18.2%
Internships/cooperative education 4 1 2 1 0 0
percentage 2.7% 3.6% 3.0% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0%
From out-of-state 9 0 7 1 0 1
percentage 6.1% 0.0% 10.6% 3.1% 0.0% 9.1%
From competitors 31 6 13 9 1 3
percentage 20.9% 21.4% 19.7% 28.1% 10.0% 27.3%
Retrain & promote in-house 48 10 20 8 7 3
percentage 32.4% 35.7% 30.3% 25.0% 70.0% 27.3%
11. How do you expect your managerial hiring ratios to change in the next 3 to 5 years?            
11a. More non-HS grads 1 0 0 0 0 0
11b. More HS grads w/out technical ed 7 3 4 4 4 4
11c. More HS grades WITH technical ed. 20 4 4 4 4 5
11d. More community-college grads 32 8 8 9 9 10
11e. More 4-year college grads 100 11 11 12 12 11
12. Where do you get most of your NON-managerial employees?            
Directly out of NY high schools 57 8 28 12 4 5
percentage 38.5% 28.6% 42.4% 37.5% 40.0% 45.5%
Directly out of NY community colleges 14 1 9 3 1 0
percentage 9.5% 3.6% 13.6% 9.4% 10.0% 0.0%
Directly out of NY four-year colleges 13 2 6 2 1 2
percentage 8.8% 7.1% 9.1% 6.3% 10.0% 18.2%
Directly out of NY universities 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage 0.7% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Internships/cooperative education 5 2 1 2 0 0
percentage 3.4% 7.1% 1.5% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0%
From out-of-state 3 0 1 0 0 2
percentage 2.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 18.2%
From competitors 23 8 7 6 1 1
percentage 15.5% 28.6% 10.6% 18.8% 10.0% 9.1%
Retrain & promote in-house 12 3 4 3 2 0
percentage 8.1% 10.7% 6.1% 9.4% 20.0% 0.0%
12. How do you expect your NON-managerial hiring ratios to change in the next 3 to 5 years?            
13c. More HS grads WITH technical ed 68 10 9 10 10 11
13d More community college graduates 45 9 9 9 10 10
13e. More 4-year college graduates 39 4 4 4 5 5


  Overall Survey Co. size a: 0-50 Co. size b: 51-200 Co. size c: 201-500 Co. size d: 501-1000 Co. size e: 1000+
ASSESSING THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM            
Overall, rate the preparation of newly hired high-school graduates on .            
a. Resources skills            
Excellent 2 2 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 1.6% 8.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 8 1 3 4 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.4% 4.3% 5.2% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Fair 59 13 23 14 6 3
percentage of non-blanks 47.2% 56.5% 39.7% 50.0% 66.7% 42.9%
Poor 47 6 26 9 3 4
percentage of non-blanks 37.6% 26.1% 44.8% 32.1% 33.3% 57.1%
Very poor 9 1 6 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 7.2% 4.3% 10.3% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 23 5 8 4 1 4
b. Basic skills            
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.7% 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 18 4 6 7 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 13.4% 16.7% 9.8% 23.3% 10.0% 0.0%
Fair 56 9 27 10 4 6
percentage of non-blanks 41.8% 37.5% 44.3% 33.3% 40.0% 66.7%
Poor 51 8 23 12 5 3
percentage of non-blanks 38.1% 33.3% 37.7% 40.0% 50.0% 33.3%
Very poor 8 2 5 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.0% 8.3% 8.2% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 14 4 5 2 0 2
c. Information skills            
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.8% 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 11 3 5 3 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 8.4% 12.5% 8.3% 10.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Fair 53 11 23 12 6 1
percentage of non-blanks 40.5% 45.8% 38.3% 42.9% 60.0% 11.1%
Poor 55 7 26 12 3 7
percentage of non-blanks 42.0% 29.2% 43.3% 42.9% 30.0% 77.8%
Very poor 11 2 6 1 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 8.4% 8.3% 10.0% 3.6% 10.0% 11.1%
Blank 17 4 6 4 0 2
d. Systems skills            
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.8% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 10 1 4 5 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 7.7% 4.3% 6.8% 16.7% 0.0% 0.0%
Fair 48 12 20 9 5 2
percentage of non-blanks 36.9% 52.2% 33.9% 30.0% 55.6% 22.2%
Poor 52 7 23 13 4 5
percentage of non-blanks 40.0% 30.4% 39.0% 43.3% 44.4% 55.6%
Very poor 19 2 12 3 0 2
percentage of non-blanks 14.6% 8.7% 20.3% 10.0% 0.0% 22.2%
Blank 18 5 7 2 1 2
e. Thinking skills            
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.8% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 12 1 5 5 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.0% 4.3% 8.2% 16.7% 10.0% 0.0%
Fair 52 14 22 10 4 2
percentage of non-blanks 39.1% 60.9% 36.1% 33.3% 40.0% 22.2%
Poor 48 6 22 10 4 5
percentage of non-blanks 36.1% 26.1% 36.1% 33.3% 40.0% 55.6%
Very poor 20 1 12 5 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 15.0% 4.3% 19.7% 16.7% 10.0% 22.2%
Blank 15 5 5 2 0 2
f. Technology skills            
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.8% 4.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 17 2 6 6 3 0
percentage of non-blanks 12.8% 8.3% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 0.0%
Fair 45 13 13 10 5 4
percentage of non-blanks 33.8% 54.2% 21.7% 33.3% 50.0% 44.4%
Poor 50 7 28 11 1 3
percentage of non-blanks 37.6% 29.2% 46.7% 36.7% 10.0% 33.3%
Very poor 20 1 13 3 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 15.0% 4.2% 21.7% 10.0% 10.0% 22.2%
Blank 15 4 6 2 0 2
g. Personal qualities            
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.8% 4.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 20 5 6 5 2 2
percentage of non-blanks 15.4% 21.7% 10.2% 17.2% 20.0% 22.2%
Fair 54 9 23 12 4 6
percentage of non-blanks 41.5% 39.1% 39.0% 41.4% 40.0% 66.7%
Poor 42 8 21 10 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 32.3% 34.8% 35.6% 34.5% 10.0% 11.1%
Very poor 13 0 9 2 3 0
percentage of non-blanks 10.0% 0.0% 15.3% 6.9% 30.0% 0.0%
Blank 18 5 7 3 0 2
h. Interpersonal qualities            
Excellent 2 2 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 1.5% 8.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 17 5 5 4 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 12.8% 20.8% 8.3% 13.3% 20.0% 11.1%
Fair 50 9 21 12 3 5
percentage of non-blanks 37.6% 37.5% 35.0% 40.0% 30.0% 55.6%
Poor 52 8 25 12 3 3
percentage of non-blanks 39.1% 33.3% 41.7% 40.0% 30.0% 33.3%
Very poor 12 0 9 2 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.0% 0.0% 15.0% 6.7% 20.0% 0.0%
Blank 15 4 6 2 0 2
I. Academic knowledge            
Excellent 2 2 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 1.5% 8.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 14 3 5 4 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 10.6% 13.0% 8.3% 13.3% 20.0% 0.0%
Fair 64 11 25 16 5 7
percentage of non-blanks 48.5% 47.8% 41.7% 53.3% 50.0% 77.8%
Poor 43 5 24 10 3 2
percentage of non-blanks 32.6% 21.7% 40.0% 33.3% 30.0% 22.2%
Very poor 9 2 6 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.8% 8.7% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 16 5 6 2 0 2
Overall, rate the preparation of newly hired community-college graduates on .            
a. Resources skills            
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 36 7 16 9 3 1
percentage of non-blanks 33.3% 50.0% 29.1% 33.3% 37.5% 20.0%
Fair 56 5 28 16 4 3
percentage of non-blanks 51.9% 35.7% 50.9% 59.3% 50.0% 60.0%
Poor 15 2 10 2 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 13.9% 14.3% 18.2% 7.4% 12.5% 20.0%
Very poor 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 40 14 11 5 2 6
b. Basic skills            
Excellent 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 40 6 18 11 4 1
percentage of non-blanks 36.4% 42.9% 32.7% 39.3% 50.0% 16.7%
Fair 53 6 25 15 3 4
percentage of non-blanks 48.2% 42.9% 45.5% 53.6% 37.5% 66.7%
Poor 16 2 11 2 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 14.5% 14.3% 20.0% 7.1% 12.5% 16.7%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 38 14 11 4 2 5
c. Information skills            
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 38 7 21 8 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 34.9% 50.0% 38.2% 29.6% 25.0% 0.0%
Fair 45 4 22 14 3 2
percentage of non-blanks 41.3% 28.6% 40.0% 51.9% 37.5% 33.3%
Poor 25 3 12 5 2 4
percentage of non-blanks 22.9% 21.4% 21.8% 18.5% 25.0% 66.7%
Very poor 1 0 0 0 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 0.0%
Blank 39 14 11 5 2 5
d. Systems skills            
Excellent 1 0 0 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 35 6 18 10 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 32.4% 42.9% 33.3% 35.7% 14.3% 0.0%
Fair 50 6 21 13 5 5
percentage of non-blanks 46.3% 42.9% 38.9% 46.4% 71.4% 83.3%
Poor 19 2 12 4 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 17.6% 14.3% 22.2% 14.3% 14.3% 16.7%
Very poor 3 0 3 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 2.8% 0.0% 5.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 40 14 12 4 3 5
e. Thinking skills            
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 34 7 14 9 3 1
percentage of non-blanks 30.9% 50.0% 25.5% 32.1% 37.5% 16.7%
Fair 52 5 28 13 3 3
percentage of non-blanks 47.3% 35.7% 50.9% 46.4% 37.5% 50.0%
Poor 19 2 9 6 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 17.3% 14.3% 16.4% 21.4% 25.0% 16.7%
Very poor 5 0 4 0 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 4.5% 0.0% 7.3% 0.0% 0.0% 16.7%
Blank 38 14 11 4 2 5
f. Technology skills            
Excellent 1 0 0 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 41 8 18 11 4 0
percentage of non-blanks 37.3% 57.1% 32.7% 39.3% 50.0% 0.0%
Fair 52 6 28 11 3 4
percentage of non-blanks 47.3% 42.9% 50.9% 39.3% 37.5% 66.7%
Poor 15 0 8 5 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 13.6% 0.0% 14.5% 17.9% 12.5% 33.3%
Very poor 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 38 14 11 4 2 5
g. Personal qualities            
Excellent 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 29 6 14 6 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 26.6% 42.9% 25.9% 21.4% 25.0% 16.7%
Fair 65 7 32 17 4 5
percentage of non-blanks 59.6% 50.0% 59.3% 60.7% 50.0% 83.3%
Poor 13 1 6 5 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 11.9% 7.1% 11.1% 17.9% 25.0% 0.0%
Very poor 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 39 14 12 4 2 5
h. Interpersonal qualities            
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 7.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 29 6 13 7 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 26.4% 42.9% 23.6% 25.0% 25.0% 16.7%
Fair 59 5 31 15 4 4
percentage of non-blanks 53.6% 35.7% 56.4% 53.6% 50.0% 66.7%
Poor 20 2 10 6 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 18.2% 14.3% 18.2% 21.4% 25.0% 16.7%
Very poor 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 1.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 38 14 11 4 2 5
I. Academic knowledge            
Excellent 2 1 0 0 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 1.8% 7.1% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 0.0%
Good 38 7 18 10 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 34.9% 50.0% 33.3% 35.7% 25.0% 16.7%
Fair 53 3 28 15 2 5
percentage of non-blanks 48.6% 21.4% 51.9% 53.6% 25.0% 83.3%
Poor 16 3 8 3 3 0
percentage of non-blanks 14.7% 21.4% 14.8% 10.7% 37.5% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 39 14 12 4 2 5
D1 Overall, rate the preparation of newly hired four-year college graduates on .            
a. Resources skills            
Excellent 7 1 2 4 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.5% 9.1% 3.9% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 63 6 31 14 7 4
percentage of non-blanks 58.3% 54.5% 60.8% 50.0% 70.0% 50.0%
Fair 31 4 12 10 3 3
percentage of non-blanks 28.7% 36.4% 23.5% 35.7% 30.0% 37.5%
Poor 7 0 6 0 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 6.5% 0.0% 11.8% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 40 17 15 4 0 3
b. Basic skills            
Excellent 11 2 5 4 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 10.0% 18.2% 9.8% 14.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 62 7 27 16 6 5
percentage of non-blanks 56.4% 63.6% 52.9% 57.1% 60.0% 50.0%
Fair 31 2 15 8 3 4
percentage of non-blanks 28.2% 18.2% 29.4% 28.6% 30.0% 40.0%
Poor 6 0 4 0 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 5.5% 0.0% 7.8% 0.0% 10.0% 10.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 38 17 15 4 0 1
c. Information skills            
Excellent 9 1 4 3 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 8.2% 9.1% 7.8% 10.7% 10.0% 0.0%
Good 59 8 25 16 4 5
percentage of non-blanks 53.6% 72.7% 49.0% 57.1% 40.0% 50.0%
Fair 32 1 17 9 4 2
percentage of non-blanks 29.1% 9.1% 33.3% 32.1% 40.0% 20.0%
Poor 9 1 4 0 1 3
percentage of non-blanks 8.2% 9.1% 7.8% 0.0% 10.0% 30.0%
Very poor 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.9% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 38 17 15 4 0 1
d. Systems skills            
Excellent 11 1 4 5 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.9% 9.1% 7.8% 17.2% 10.0% 0.0%
Good 53 8 21 13 5 5
percentage of non-blanks 47.7% 72.7% 41.2% 44.8% 50.0% 50.0%
Fair 34 0 19 10 3 3
percentage of non-blanks 30.6% 0.0% 37.3% 34.5% 30.0% 30.0%
Poor 13 2 7 1 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 11.7% 18.2% 13.7% 3.4% 10.0% 20.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 37 17 15 3 0 1
e. Thinking skills            
Excellent 11 1 5 5 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.9% 9.1% 9.8% 17.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 53 7 23 10 6 6
percentage of non-blanks 47.7% 63.6% 45.1% 34.5% 60.0% 60.0%
Fair 34 1 18 11 3 2
percentage of non-blanks 30.6% 9.1% 35.3% 37.9% 30.0% 20.0%
Poor 13 2 5 3 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 11.7% 18.2% 9.8% 10.3% 10.0% 20.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 37 17 15 3 0 1
f. Technology skills            
Excellent 12 1 6 3 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 10.8% 9.1% 11.8% 10.3% 20.0% 0.0%
Good 52 6 23 14 5 4
percentage of non-blanks 46.8% 54.5% 45.1% 48.3% 50.0% 40.0%
Fair 38 3 16 12 2 5
percentage of non-blanks 34.2% 27.3% 31.4% 41.4% 20.0% 50.0%
Poor 9 1 6 0 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 8.1% 9.1% 11.8% 0.0% 10.0% 10.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 37 17 15 3 0 1
g. Personal qualities            
Excellent 6 1 3 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 5.5% 9.1% 6.0% 3.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 53 6 25 14 5 3
percentage of non-blanks 48.2% 54.5% 50.0% 48.3% 50.0% 30.0%
Fair 43 3 16 14 4 7
percentage of non-blanks 39.1% 27.3% 32.0% 48.3% 40.0% 70.0%
Poor 8 1 6 0 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 7.3% 9.1% 12.0% 0.0% 10.0% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 38 17 16 3 0 1
h. Interpersonal qualities            
Excellent 10 1 6 1 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.0% 9.1% 11.8% 3.4% 10.0% 0.0%
Good 51 6 21 16 5 3
percentage of non-blanks 45.9% 54.5% 41.2% 55.2% 50.0% 30.0%
Fair 37 3 17 11 2 5
percentage of non-blanks 33.3% 27.3% 33.3% 37.9% 20.0% 50.0%
Poor 13 1 7 1 2 2
percentage of non-blanks 11.7% 9.1% 13.7% 3.4% 20.0% 20.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 37 17 15 3 0 1
I. Academic knowledge            
Excellent 11 1 5 4 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.9% 9.1% 9.8% 13.8% 10.0% 0.0%
Good 64 7 29 17 6 4
percentage of non-blanks 57.7% 63.6% 56.9% 58.6% 60.0% 40.0%
Fair 32 2 15 8 2 6
percentage of non-blanks 28.8% 18.2% 29.4% 27.6% 20.0% 60.0%
Poor 4 1 2 0 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 3.6% 9.1% 3.9% 0.0% 10.0% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 37 17 15 3 0 1
D2 Have you used training for ENTRY-LEVEL skills?            
a. Community colleges (count for "yes") 35 4 16 8 3 4
percentage 23.6% 14.3% 24.2% 25.0% 30.0% 36.4%
b. Four-year colleges - PUBLIC (count for "yes) 13 0 8 4 0 1
percentage 8.8% 0.0% 12.1% 12.5% 0.0% 9.1%
c. Four-year colleges - PRIVATE (count for "yes") 6 0 4 2 0 0
percentage 4.1% 0.0% 6.1% 6.3% 0.0% 0.0%
d. Universities - PUBLIC (count for "yes") 12 0 8 3 0 1
percentage 8.1% 0.0% 12.1% 9.4% 0.0% 9.1%
e. Universities - PRIVATE (count for "yes") 35 4 16 8 3 4
percentage 23.6% 14.3% 24.2% 25.0% 30.0% 36.4%
D2 Have you used training for UPGRADING skills?            
a. Community colleges (count for "yes") 69 10 33 14 5 7
percentage 46.6% 35.7% 50.0% 43.8% 50.0% 63.6%
b. Four-year colleges - PUBLIC (count for "yes) 28 1 14 6 2 5
percentage 18.9% 3.6% 21.2% 18.8% 20.0% 45.5%
c. Four-year colleges - PRIVATE (count for "yes") 18 3 7 4 1 3
percentage 12.2% 10.7% 10.6% 12.5% 10.0% 27.3%
d. Universities - PUBLIC (count for "yes") 18 1 11 3 0 3
percentage 12.2% 3.6% 16.7% 9.4% 0.0% 27.3%
e. Universities - PRIVATE (count for "yes") 15 0 7 2 1 5
percentage 10.1% 0.0% 10.6% 6.3% 10.0% 45.5%
D3. If you did not use training from institutions, did your reasons include            
D3a On-the-job training 52 13 18 15 3 2
percentage 35.1% 46.4% 27.3% 46.9% 30.0% 18.2%
D3b Can't find type needed 32 6 13 9 2 3
percentage 21.6% 21.4% 19.7% 28.1% 20.0% 27.3%
D3c They can't respond quickly enough 9 2 3 1 3 1
percentage 6.1% 7.1% 4.5% 3.1% 30.0% 9.1%
D3d They don't have expertise needed 27 9 8 6 1 3
percentage 18.2% 32.1% 12.1% 18.8% 10.0% 27.3%
D3e Training too expensive 20 5 10 3 2 0
percentage 13.5% 17.9% 15.2% 9.4% 20.0% 0.0%
D3f Employees don't need 13 4 6 1 0 2
percentage 8.8% 14.3% 9.1% 3.1% 0.0% 18.2%
D4: Rate training programs by factor and source            
Community colleges            
a. Accessibility            
Excellent 23 4 6 4 4 5
percentage of non-blanks 25.0% 26.7% 14.6% 20.0% 66.7% 55.6%
Good 45 5 22 13 2 2
percentage of non-blanks 48.9% 33.3% 53.7% 65.0% 33.3% 22.2%
Fair 23 5 13 3 0 2
percentage of non-blanks 25.0% 33.3% 31.7% 15.0% 0.0% 22.2%
Poor 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 1.1% 6.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 56 13 25 12 4 2
b. Instructors            
Excellent 11 1 5 4 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.9% 9.1% 9.8% 13.8% 10.0% 0.0%
Good 64 7 29 17 6 4
percentage of non-blanks 57.7% 63.6% 56.9% 58.6% 60.0% 40.0%
Fair 32 2 15 8 2 6
percentage of non-blanks 28.8% 18.2% 29.4% 27.6% 20.0% 60.0%
Poor 4 1 2 0 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 3.6% 9.1% 3.9% 0.0% 10.0% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 37 17 15 3 0 1
c. Scheduling            
Excellent 12 2 2 5 0 3
percentage of non-blanks 13.3% 13.3% 5.0% 26.3% 0.0% 33.3%
Good 40 7 21 6 3 3
percentage of non-blanks 44.4% 46.7% 52.5% 31.6% 50.0% 33.3%
Fair 32 5 13 8 3 3
percentage of non-blanks 35.6% 33.3% 32.5% 42.1% 50.0% 33.3%
Poor 5 1 3 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 5.6% 6.7% 7.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 1 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 1.1% 0.0% 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 58 13 26 13 4 2
d. Course content            
Excellent 7 2 2 3 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.3% 18.2% 3.9% 10.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 43 5 20 9 4 5
percentage of non-blanks 38.7% 45.5% 39.2% 31.0% 40.0% 50.0%
Fair 38 8 18 8 2 2
percentage of non-blanks 34.2% 72.7% 35.3% 27.6% 20.0% 20.0%
Poor 4 0 1 0 0 2
percentage of non-blanks 3.6% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 56 13 25 12 4 2
e. Equipment            
Excellent 6 2 3 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.9% 14.3% 7.5% 5.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 37 3 20 9 2 3
percentage of non-blanks 42.5% 21.4% 50.0% 47.4% 40.0% 37.5%
Fair 38 8 16 8 2 4
percentage of non-blanks 43.7% 57.1% 40.0% 42.1% 40.0% 50.0%
Poor 6 1 1 1 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 6.9% 7.1% 2.5% 5.3% 20.0% 12.5%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 61 14 26 13 5 3
f. Overall            
Excellent 9 3 4 2 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 9.8% 20.0% 9.8% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Good 46 4 20 10 5 7
percentage of non-blanks 50.0% 26.7% 48.8% 50.0% 83.3% 77.8%
Fair 35 8 16 8 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 38.0% 53.3% 39.0% 40.0% 16.7% 22.2%
Poor 2 0 1 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 2.2% 0.0% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 56 13 25 12 4 2
Public college/university            
a. Accessibility            
Excellent 6 0 2 2 0 2
percentage of non-blanks 12.5% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 0.0% 28.6%
Good 28 3 13 6 2 3
percentage of non-blanks 58.3% 60.0% 65.0% 60.0% 40.0% 42.9%
Fair 9 1 3 1 2 2
percentage of non-blanks 18.8% 20.0% 15.0% 10.0% 40.0% 28.6%
Poor 3 0 2 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 6.3% 0.0% 10.0% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 2 1 0 0 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 4.2% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 0.0%
Blank 100 23 46 22 5 4
b. Instructors            
Excellent 6 1 2 2 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 12.8% 20.0% 10.0% 20.0% 25.0% 0.0%
Good 27 3 12 5 1 5
percentage of non-blanks 57.4% 60.0% 60.0% 50.0% 25.0% 71.4%
Fair 10 1 6 1 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 21.3% 20.0% 30.0% 10.0% 25.0% 14.3%
Poor 4 0 0 2 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 8.5% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 25.0% 14.3%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 101 23 46 22 6 4
c. Scheduling            
Excellent 4 0 1 1 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 8.5% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 25.0% 14.3%
Good 24 4 9 5 2 3
percentage of non-blanks 51.1% 80.0% 45.0% 50.0% 50.0% 42.9%
Fair 16 0 9 3 1 3
percentage of non-blanks 34.0% 0.0% 45.0% 30.0% 25.0% 42.9%
Poor 2 0 1 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 4.3% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 1 1 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 2.1% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 101 23 46 22 6 4
d. Course content            
Excellent 5 1 1 1 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 10.6% 20.0% 5.0% 10.0% 50.0% 0.0%
Good 28 3 12 5 1 6
percentage of non-blanks 59.6% 60.0% 60.0% 50.0% 25.0% 85.7%
Fair 13 1 7 3 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 27.7% 20.0% 35.0% 30.0% 25.0% 14.3%
Poor 1 0 0 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 101 23 46 22 6 4
e. Equipment            
Excellent 5 1 2 1 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 10.6% 20.0% 10.0% 10.0% 25.0% 0.0%
Good 26 3 12 4 2 5
percentage of non-blanks 55.3% 60.0% 60.0% 40.0% 50.0% 71.4%
Fair 14 1 6 4 0 2
percentage of non-blanks 29.8% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 0.0% 28.6%
Poor 1 0 0 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 1 0 0 0 1 0
percentage of non-blanks 2.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 0.0%
Blank 101 23 46 22 6 4
f. Overall            
Excellent 7 1 2 2 2 0
percentage of non-blanks 14.9% 20.0% 10.0% 20.0% 50.0% 0.0%
Good 25 3 11 4 1 5
percentage of non-blanks 53.2% 60.0% 55.0% 40.0% 25.0% 71.4%
Fair 13 0 7 3 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 27.7% 0.0% 35.0% 30.0% 25.0% 28.6%
Poor 2 1 0 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 4.3% 20.0% 0.0% 10.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 101 23 46 22 6 4
Private college/university            
a. Accessibility            
Excellent 8 0 1 3 1 3
percentage of non-blanks 16.7% 0.0% 5.9% 25.0% 20.0% 37.5%
Good 22 4 9 3 2 3
percentage of non-blanks 45.8% 80.0% 52.9% 25.0% 40.0% 37.5%
Fair 13 1 4 5 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 27.1% 20.0% 23.5% 41.7% 40.0% 12.5%
Poor 3 0 2 0 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 6.3% 0.0% 11.8% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5%
Very poor 2 0 1 1 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 4.2% 0.0% 5.9% 8.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 100 23 49 20 5 3
b. Instructors            
Excellent 6 1 1 3 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 13.6% 20.0% 6.7% 27.3% 0.0% 12.5%
Good 27 2 10 6 3 5
percentage of non-blanks 61.4% 40.0% 66.7% 54.5% 75.0% 62.5%
Fair 8 1 4 2 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 18.2% 20.0% 26.7% 18.2% 0.0% 12.5%
Poor 3 1 0 0 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 6.8% 20.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 12.5%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 104 23 51 21 6 3
c. Scheduling            
Excellent 7 0 1 3 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 15.9% 0.0% 6.7% 27.3% 25.0% 25.0%
Good 22 4 9 5 1 2
percentage of non-blanks 50.0% 80.0% 60.0% 45.5% 25.0% 25.0%
Fair 12 1 5 1 2 3
percentage of non-blanks 27.3% 20.0% 33.3% 9.1% 50.0% 37.5%
Poor 3 0 0 2 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 6.8% 0.0% 0.0% 18.2% 0.0% 12.5%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 104 23 51 21 6 3
d. Course content            
Excellent 7 1 1 3 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 15.9% 20.0% 6.7% 27.3% 25.0% 12.5%
Good 24 2 10 5 1 5
percentage of non-blanks 54.5% 40.0% 66.7% 45.5% 25.0% 62.5%
Fair 12 2 4 3 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 27.3% 40.0% 26.7% 27.3% 50.0% 12.5%
Poor 1 0 0 0 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 104 23 51 21 6 3
e. Equipment            
Excellent 7 0 1 3 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 15.9% 0.0% 6.7% 27.3% 50.0% 12.5%
Good 21 3 11 3 1 3
percentage of non-blanks 47.7% 60.0% 73.3% 27.3% 25.0% 37.5%
Fair 15 2 3 5 1 3
percentage of non-blanks 34.1% 40.0% 20.0% 45.5% 25.0% 37.5%
Poor 1 0 0 0 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 104 23 51 21 6 3
f. Overall            
Excellent 7 0 1 3 2 1
percentage of non-blanks 15.9% 0.0% 6.7% 27.3% 50.0% 12.5%
Good 25 4 10 4 1 5
percentage of non-blanks 56.8% 80.0% 66.7% 36.4% 25.0% 62.5%
Fair 11 1 4 4 1 1
percentage of non-blanks 25.0% 20.0% 26.7% 36.4% 25.0% 12.5%
Poor 1 0 0 0 0 1
percentage of non-blanks 2.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.5%
Very poor 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage of non-blanks 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Blank 104 23 51 21 6 3
             
D5.Does your company fund college training in some way? 111 17 47 27 9 10
percentage 75.0% 60.7% 71.2% 84.4% 90.0% 90.9%
QUESTION 6 asked for written comment - not compiled            
D7 Have in-house training only? (count of "yes") 52 13 23 9 4 3
percentage 35.1% 46.4% 34.8% 28.1% 40.0% 27.3%
D7a If so, willing to let comm. coll. instead? 41 4 19 12 2 4
percentage 27.7% 14.3% 28.8% 37.5% 20.0% 36.4%
D8. Which of the following state inititiatives would you support?            
a. Higher standards for HS diplomas (count for "yes") 114 18 53 24 10 9
percentage 77.0% 64.3% 80.3% 75.0% 100.0% 81.8%
b. Expanding government-funded job training programs 51 5 20 16 6 5
percentage 34.5% 17.9% 30.3% 50.0% 60.0% 45.5%
c. Expanded technical training in high school 108 20 46 24 9 9
percentage 73.0% 71.4% 69.7% 75.0% 90.0% 81.8%
d. Expanded technical training in colleges 85 14 36 19 8 9
percentage 57.4% 50.0% 54.5% 59.4% 80.0% 81.8%
e. Improved linkages between business and education 112 19 50 27 6 11
percentage 75.7% 67.9% 75.8% 84.4% 60.0% 100.0%
D9. What private initiatives would you support?            
a. Helping educators define competencies 96 14 39 25 8 10
percentage 64.9% 50.0% 59.1% 78.1% 80.0% 90.9%
b. Offering job counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0
percentage 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
c. Offering summer jobs 58 10 24 12 6 7
percentage 39.2% 35.7% 36.4% 37.5% 60.0% 63.6%
d. Offering other work experience 83 15 37 16 8 8
percentage 56.1% 53.6% 56.1% 50.0% 80.0% 72.7%
e. Providing apprenticeships 35 6 18 7 2 2
percentage 23.6% 21.4% 27.3% 21.9% 20.0% 18.2%
f. Mentors program 31 3 12 9 4 4
percentage 20.9% 10.7% 18.2% 28.1% 40.0% 36.4%
g. Staff development for teachers 50 6 20 13 5 6
percentage 33.8% 21.4% 30.3% 40.6% 50.0% 54.5%