|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|
|Took any formal work-related courses|
|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|
|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|
|Graduate or professional degree||52.4||83.7||61.0||55.1||48.7|
|Employment status in past week|
|Months employed in past 12 months2|
|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.