|Table A17. Percentage of employed participants in formal work-related courses who reported each level of usefulness of the skills and knowledge learned for their job or career, by selected adult characteristics: 2004-05|
|Characteristics||Very useful||Useful||Somewhat useful||Not too useful|
|Black or African American||74.7||18.1||15.4||7.6|
|All other races||67.0||35.6||26.0||6.7|
|Hispanic or Latino||79.8||29.3||24.4||4.2|
|Age as of 2004|
|65 years or older||72.0||27.5||14.3||5.1|
|Highest level of educational attainment|
|Less than a high school diploma or equivalent||66.4||17.3||18.8 !||6.5 !|
|High school diploma or equivalent||68.9||26.9||18.3||7.7|
|Some college/vocational/associate's degree||72.2||29.4||23.3||8.0|
|Graduate or professional degree||68.7||37.2||23.6||5.1|
|Employment status in past week|
|Months employed in past 12 months|
|Professional and managerial||67.5||35.1||23.6||6.0|
|Sales, service, and clerical||70.4||28.2||21.2||7.7|
|Trades and labor||64.3||29.7||21.9||11.3|
! Interpret with caution. Standard error is more than one-half the estimate.
1 All other races includes Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, American Indian, Alaska Native, those of more than one race, and those of other (unspecified) race. Race categories exclude those of Hispanic origin.
NOTE: This table includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months, including self-employment. The estimates in this table were based on information that was collected on up to four work-related courses taken in the 12 months prior to the interview. If an adult took more than four courses, four were sampled for data collection. Detail may sum to greater than 100 percent because participants may have taken more than one course.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education Survey of the 2005 National Household Education Surveys Program.