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Table SA16. Standard errors for table A16: Percentage of working participants in formal work-related courses who reported various types of employer support for their participation in these courses, by type of instructional provider and topic of instruction: 2002–03
Type of instructional provider
and topic of instruction
Any
employer
support
Employer paid
me to take
work-related
course during
work hours
Employer paid
for part or all of
tuition and fees
for work-related
courses
Employer paid
for part or all of
books and
other materials
for work-related
courses
Total 0.80 0.82 0.88 0.91
Type of instructional provider        
Employer 0.57 0.80 1.18 1.27
Postsecondary institution 2.27 2.23 2.10 2.20
Business or industry 2.07 2.00 2.00 2.03
Government agency 2.82 3.17 2.64 2.77
Professional association or organization 2.55 2.35 2.80 2.44
Other 3.14 3.25 2.71 2.63
Topic of instruction        
Business 0.88 0.97 1.16 1.22
Computer science 1.98 2.19 2.23 2.27
Education 2.27 2.66 2.60 2.72
Health 1.74 1.98 2.35 2.17
Science 2.27 2.34 3.21 3.50
Social sciences and services 3.64 3.50 4.14 3.77
Vocational trades 3.24 3.59 3.28 3.30
Other 2.09 2.14 2.00 2.34
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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