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Table SA24. Standard errors for 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
    Certification status
Did not
complete
the course
Received
or expect
to receive
continuing
education credits
Received Not yet
received
Did not
receive
Total 0.38 0.90 0.90 0.42 0.42
Type of instructional provider          
Employer 0.38 1.29 1.03 0.47 0.84
Postsecondary institution 1.09 2.20 1.87 1.56 2.23
Business or industry 0.80 2.21 1.87 0.97 1.81
Government agency 1.09 3.25 3.23 1.75 3.13
Professional association or organization 0.71 2.59 2.16 1.31 2.35
Other 1.98 3.42 3.67 1.61 3.80
Topic of instruction          
Business 0.46 1.53 0.85 0.59 0.85
Computer science 1.11 1.76 0.75 0.87 1.09
Education 0.51 2.67 1.92 1.31 2.07
Health 0.59 2.54 2.11 0.78 1.66
Science 0.66 2.90 2.15 1.37 2.22
Social sciences and services 1.88 4.03 3.29 1.71 3.74
Vocational trades 0.88 2.94 3.14 1.63 2.88
Other 1.11 1.94 1.66 0.79 1.62
Reasons for participating          
To maintain and improve skills 0.37 0.92 0.94 0.47 0.79
To obtain new skills 0.48 1.06 0.95 0.50 0.89
To advance in or change job or career 1.02 1.69 1.56 1.05 1.70
To obtain/keep state/industry certificate 0.37 1.72 1.82 1.58 1.68
Because employer required/recommended 0.32 1.13 0.95 0.49 0.83
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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