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Table A75. Among adults ages 25 to 64 who completed a work experience program, percentage who find their last completed program useful for various objectives, by highest level of education and program's relationship to current job: 2016

Background characteristic Number of adults
    Useful for getting a
    Useful for
increasing your
    Useful for
improving your
work skills
Total, all adults who completed a work experience program 34,973     85.6     60.4     91.9
Highest level of education                    
High school or less 2,517     85.9     70.7     92.4
Some college, no bachelor's degree (including certificate holders) 8,430     82.3     63.2     86.4
Bachelor's or higher degree 24,026     86.7     58.4     93.7
Program related to current job                    
Yes 21,693     94.2     69.9     97.6
No (including not employed) 13,280     71.6     44.9     82.4
NOTE: Adults are ages 25 to 64 and not enrolled in high school. A work experience program is defined in the survey as an internship, co-op, practicum, clerkship, externship, residency, clinical experience, apprenticeship, or similar program. Respondents reported the usefulness of their last work experience program. Respondents could select "Very useful," "Somewhat useful," "Not useful," and "Too soon to tell." Numerators include ratings of "Very useful" and "Somewhat useful." All percentages exclude those who selected "Too soon to tell." "Related to current job" includes programs rated as "Somewhat related" or "Very related" to the respondent's current job.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES) of the National Household Education Surveys Program, 2016.
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