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ERIC Number: ED011624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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A TIME TO TRAIN, AN ACCOUNT OF EXPERIENCE GAINED BY RTB, AT ITS SPENCER WORKS.
BAKER, JAMES; REYNOLDS, O.W.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING, BEGINNING 18 MONTHS BEFORE THE OPENING IN 1962 OF THE NEW SPENCER WORKS STEEL PLANT OF RICHARD THOMAS AND BALDWINS, LTD., IN MONMOUTHSHIRE, ENGLAND, INVOLVED ALL LEVELS OF PERSONNEL. (SOME PROGRAMS, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR CLERICALS, WERE DELAYED UNTIL AFTER THE OPENING.) THE UNDEVELOPED SITE, RADICALLY NEW EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES, AND VARIED TRAINEE BACKGROUNDS, TOGETHER WITH THE TIMETABLE AND SCOPE OF TRAINING, POSED A GREAT CHALLENGE. PROGRAMS INCLUDED MANAGER ORIENTATION THROUGH SPECIAL COURSES AND CONFERENCES, FOREMAN TRAINING (COURSES, STUDY VISITS, PREPARATION OF TRAINING MANUALS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES TRAINING), ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, APPRENTICESHIPS IN ENGINEERING, IN CHEMISTRY AND IN METALLURGY FOR QUALITY CONTROL, COMPREHENSIVE OFFICE TRAINING, PREPARATION FOR AUTOMATION, TRADE UNION COURSES, AND ACQUAINTANCE OF MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL WITH SPENCER WORKS FACILITIES THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN CONSTRUCTION. LINE MANAGERS PLAYED A LARGE, AND OFTEN A DIRECT, PART IN DEPARTMENTAL TRAINING. THE CHIEF LESSON LEARNED FROM THE PROJECT IS THE VALUE OF PLANNED TRAINING, MOST NOTABLY THE SCHOOLING OF MANAGERS AND FOREMEN IN TRAINING TECHNIQUES. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES PHOTOS, CHARTS, NINE APPENDIXES, AND THE COKE OVENS DEPARTMENT TRAINING PROGRAM. THIS DOCUMENT WAS PUBLISHED BY PERGAMON PRESS, INC., 44-01 21ST STREET, LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK 11101, 246 PAGES $4.50. (LY)
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Identifiers: GREAT BRITAIN; Wales (Monmouthshire)