|Table 4. Number and percentage of adults who gave selected reasons for participation in formal work-related courses or training: 2004-05|
|Reasons for participation||Number of adults
|To maintain or improve skills or knowledge you already had||54,050||95|
|To learn new skills or methods you did not already know||47,163||83|
|To help you get a raise or promotion||10,595||19|
|To get a new job with a different employer||5,711||10|
|To get or to keep a state, industry, or company certificate or license||23,697||42|
|Because you were required to take it||35,882||63|
NOTE: Work-related courses or training are defined as any formal courses or training taken in the 12 months prior to the interview that had an instructor present and were related to job or career, whether or not the respondent had a job when he or she took them. Information was collected on up to four work-related courses or training taken in the 12 months prior to the interview. If an adult took more than four courses or training, four were sampled for data collection.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.