Adult Education Participation in 2004-05

NCES 2006-077
May 2006

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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
(thousands)
Percentage of
adults
 
  Total 57,004100
 
To maintain or improve skills or knowledge you already had 54,05095
To learn new skills or methods you did not already know 47,16383
To help you get a raise or promotion 10,59519
To get a new job with a different employer 5,71110
To get or to keep a state, industry, or company certificate or license 23,69742
Because you were required to take it 35,88263
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.

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