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Table SA18. Standard errors of the 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 type of instructional provider, topic of instruction, and reason for participation: 200405
Type of instructional provider, topic of
instruction, and reason for participation
Very useful Useful Somewhat useful Not too useful
Total 1.52 1.50 1.23 0.76
 
Type of instructional provider
Business or industry 2.88 2.56 2.73 1.36
Employer 1.94 2.01 1.67 1.03
Government agency 4.98 5.75 3.86 2.73
Postsecondary institution 3.08 4.34 3.87 2.41
Professional association or organization 3.37 2.55 2.87 1.87
Other 5.34 4.55 4.32 3.29
 
Topic of instruction
Basic education 6.90 6.84 3.55 3.96
Business 2.20 2.27 2.17 0.99
Computer science 3.36 3.84 4.02 1.96
Education 3.37 4.05 3.39 2.20
Health 2.40 2.48 2.26 1.51
Science 4.71 4.50 4.31 2.69
Social sciences and services 3.75 5.97 2.98 2.96
Vocational trades 5.57 12.98 8.25 10.51
Other 4.48 5.21 4.57 3.56
 
Reason for participation
To maintain/improve skills or knowledge 1.55 1.34 1.38 0.76
To learn new skills or methods 1.56 1.48 1.38 0.89
To get raise or advance in job or career 2.79 3.15 2.48 1.08
To change job or career 4.30 3.20 4.20 3.15
To obtain/keep state, industry, or company license 1.83 2.05 1.59 1.24
Employer required course 1.61 1.94 1.40 1.01
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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