Workers need employer-provided training and they aren’t getting it

Results from a survey of 3,600 U.S. workers conducted by MIT professor Paul Osterman in early 2020:

  • White workers, college-educated workers, and standard workers received more formal and informal training than non-white workers, less educated workers, and those employed on a contract or freelance basis;
  • Less than half of all surveyed Hispanic workers received informal training, for example, and just 32% of high school educated workers received informal training;
  • A majority of workers do receive workforce behavior training, orientation training, and safety training. What’s missing is skills training: learning how to do your job, and the one above it on the career ladder.

h/t Thinking Forward