|Table A24. Percentage of participants in formal work-related courses who did not complete the course, percentage who received or will receive continuing education credits, and percentage by certification status, by type of instructional provider, topic of instruction, and reasons of participation: 2002–03|
|Type of instructional provider,
topic of instruction, reasons of
participation, delivery method,
and employer support
|Type of instructional provider|
|Business or industry||3.8||35.8||20.4||4.5||79.8|
|Professional association or organization||2.0||52.9||32.8||5.5||67.6|
|Topic of instruction|
|Social sciences and services||3.9||47.9||29.4||4.8||68.1|
|Reasons for participating|
|To maintain and improve skills||3.1||42.4||23.2||5.9||82.6|
|To obtain new skills||4.2||40.7||20.1||6.2||83.3|
|To advance in or change job or career||5.5||37.5||19.8||11.0||74.9|
|To obtain/keep state/industry certificate||1.6||60.7||67.3||17.1||23.3|
|Because employer required/recommended1||2.0||37.2||20.2||5.1||84.5|
1 Includes only adults who worked in the past 12 months and were not self-employed only.
NOTE: The estimates in this table were based on the responses given for up to four courses by each participant.
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.