A Study of Training Needs of Ambulant Vendors within the University Belt Area, City of Manila (Philippines)
30 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 31, 2006
This study focuses on the socio-demographic profile, training needs and learning patterns in the micro-business and unregulated portion of the City of Manila's University Belt Area, commonly referred to as the "ambulant vendors." Its purpose is to contribute to answering key related questions concerning on-the-job skill acquisition in these poorly-understood but critical and fast-growing areas of society.
A survey was conducted among the following respondents within the University Belt Area to determine their respective educational and training needs. 1) Ambulant vendors. Out of 790 population size in the U-belt Area, the sample size is 399.
The proponents worked with a 97 percent level of certainty in determining the minimum sample size, to be calculated using the Slovin's Formula as follows:
S = N --------- 1 Ne²
Where: N = population size S = sample size e = margin of error (which is .0352 or 97 percent level of certainty)
2) Store owners and/or employees; barangay officials. A total of 106 respondents located within the proximate areas of Far Eastern University, Manila was conducted and completely undertaken.
Keywords: ambulant vendors, Manila City, training needs, micro-business
JEL Classification: I29, I31, N85, Z00
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