Barriers to Employer Sponsored Training in Ontario: Results of a Field Survey

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Ministry of Education, Jan 1, 1980 - Employees - 113 pages
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Results of a field survey of Canadian companies, trade unions, employer associations, educational establishments, and government agencies regarding the extent and possibilities of employer-sponsored training for workers are compiled in this report. Concentrating on the forty-nine companies in the survey sample, with collateral data from the twenty-one other sources, the report begins in chapter 1 with a statement of the research question and an overview of the project. Chapter 2 provides details of data and methods used in the field survey--sampling, interview schedules, definitions, data gathering, and data analysis. Chapter 3 profiles the forty-nine companies in which interviews were conducted, thirty of which were engaged in employer-sponsored training. It takes into account their size, geographical location, unionization status, and use of government-sponsored training programs. Chapter 4 presents a more detailed analysis of the companies, comparing training and non-training firms on such issues as perceptions of barriers to employer-sponsored training and willingness to assume principal responsibility for training (as opposed to looking to government for training responsibility). Chapter 5 examines interview results on attitudes and experiences of the twenty-one other organizations with regard to employer-sponsored training, and identifies proposals for government action. Chapter 6 reports the principal conclusions. Appendices contain characteristics of the organizations and interview schedules. (KC)

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Contents

Basic Profile of Companies13
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Companies Attitudes and Experiences20
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The Views of Other Constituencies44
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