|Table A19. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who reported each result from their participation, by selected adult characteristics: 2002-03|
|Characteristic||Improved existing skills and knowledge||Learned new skills||Increased employability in the labor market||Improved ability to advance in career||Obtained new job or changed career||Made more money|
|Black or African American||95.8||82.9||85.1||82.4||18.5||29.5|
|All other races||93.7||78.9||77.8||72.5||16.6||28.1|
|Hispanic or Latino||91.8||72.9||73.1||75.3||16.9||22.5|
|Age as of 2002|
|65 years or older||88.0||66.6||47.9||46.9||3.3||15.5|
|Highest level of educational attainment|
|High school diploma or less||91.4||73.7||75.0||66.8||16.2||27.9|
|Some college but no degree||92.9||74.3||78.5||73.6||16.7||27.4|
|Graduate or professional degree||96.0||69.6||64.4||67.9||7.4||15.0|
|Employment status in past week|
|Months employed in past 12 months2|
|Professional and managerial||96.6||72.0||72.2||70.2||9.3||17.4|
|Sales, service, and clerical||93.4||75.0||77.0||74.6||15.0||27.7|
|Trades and labor||90.8||73.3||75.2||64.4||15.4||26.9|
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.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
NOTE: 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Education for Work-Related Reasons Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program.