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Table A20. Percentage of adults who reported having each view about participation in formal work-related courses, by selected adult characteristics: 2002-03
Characteristic Have an interest in taking any or additional work-related training Supervisor supports me getting more training1 My job requires additional training2 More training would help me get ahead in my job or career There would be financial benefit to getting additional training
Total 37.3 69.9 48.5 58.8 55.0
           
Took any formal work-related courses
Yes 58.3 82.5 62.8 71.3 62.4
No 26.8 59.7 37.2 52.6 51.3
           
Sex
Male 37.1 69.3 49.2 59.1 56.0
Female 37.4 70.4 47.7 58.5 54.0
           
Race/ethnicity3
White 35.9 70.7 47.5 52.2 49.3
Black or African American 39.2 66.6 48.8 71.8 65.0
All other races 41.1 68.1 52.9 82.9 78.2
Hispanic or Latino 43.7 69.7 51.5 68.7 60.1
           
Age as of 2002
16-24 years 36.1 71.6 44.0 79.4 69.4
25-34 years 46.5 74.9 51.6 76.8 65.3
35-44 years 47.8 69.8 52.1 68.1 63.1
45-54 years 45.5 71.1 50.5 59.6 55.7
55-64 years 30.1 63.3 42.3 41.2 41.7
65 years or older 10.0 43.0 29.6 24.9 32.1
           
Highest level of educational attainment
High school diploma or less 27.0 61.5 40.3 54.5 52.2
Some college but no degree 40.5 67.6 46.3 64.3 59.8
Vocational/associateís degree 44.5 73.1 55.4 65.9 60.6
Bachelorís degree 48.6 79.5 56.5 62.9 58.2
Graduate or professional degree 52.4 83.7 61.0 55.1 48.7
           
Employment status in past week
Full-time 48.5 72.8 50.9 64.5 57.5
Part-time 34.1 63.3 38.4 56.3 47.8
Not employed 18.7 46.9 52.0
           
Months employed in past 12 months2
12 months 45.3 71.2 48.3 62.2 54.8
1-11 months 44.0 66.3 49.1 67.9 60.3
           
Occupation2
Professional and managerial 57.4 81.1 58.4 63.1 53.9
Sales, service, and clerical 41.0 67.2 44.8 65.9 58.5
Trades and labor 36.1 60.5 42.6 60.1 54.9
Not applicable.
1 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months and were not self-employed only.
2 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months.
3 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.
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.

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