What the Adult Training and Education Survey Tells Us About the Skilled Technical WorkforceReport
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) fielded these questions in 2016 in their Adult Training and Education Survey (ATES). This paper looks at those ATES respondents whose education level is less than a Bachelor’s degree, have a postsecondary non-degree credential, and are using it in their current job (sample size = 6,960). Comparisons are made by further categorizing this subpopulation by their education level, high school or less, some college but no degree, and Associate’s degree, and the job type, in the STW or not in the STW. Finally the results from the ATES are linked to two other surveys on post-secondary non-degree credentials one conducted by the Strada Education Network and the other by Christensen et al. (2013) at the University of Pennsylvania.
non-degree credential, ATES, education, post-secondary
University of Virginia
March 10, 2021