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ERIC Number: ED015353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY IN RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA.
MCCLURE, JOHN A.
TRAINING PROVIDED BY EMPLOYERS IN A REPRESENTATIVE INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY WAS STUDIED TO HELP EDUCATORS AND EMPLOYERS PLAN FOR ADEQUATE PREPARATION OF YOUTH FOR EMPLOYMENT. STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED WITH 210 EMPLOYERS OF 10 OR MORE PERSONS. QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO EMPLOYERS OF FEWER THAN 10 PERSONS. AS A RESULT, DATA WERE GATHERED ON ABOUT 95 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYMENT IN THE AREA. ONLY 16 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYERS PLANNED ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, BUT NEARLY 40 PERCENT HAD SOME ORIENTATION TRAINING AND ONE FOURTH PROVIDED SAFETY TRAINING. ONE FOURTH PROVIDED AWAY-FROM-THE-JOB-TRAINING, AVERAGING 8 HOURS PER EMPLOYEE PER YEAR, MOSTLY ON COMPANY PREMISES. EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS HAD SOME CRITICISM OF JOB APPLICANTS' SCHOOL PREPARATION. SINCE MODERN EQUIPMENT NECESSITATES EXTENSIVE AWAY-FROM-THE-JOB-TRAINING, MORE COOPERATION BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND EMPLOYERS IS NECESSARY. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT (1) ALTHOUGH ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING COULD BE VERY EFFECTIVE, PROVISION FOR APPRENTICESHIPS AND ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING WAS TOO LIMITED, (2) TRAINING WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION WAS DEPENDENT ON THE PRESENCE OF INDIVIDUALS THERE WHO BELIEVED IN THE VALUE OF PLANNED TRAINING, AND (3) EMPLOYERS EXPECTED EDUCATORS TO TAKE THE LEAD IN DEVELOPING BETTER COMMUNICATION AND MORE COOPERATION. (DOCUMENT INCLUDES 37 CHARTS.) (RT)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA