ERIC Number: ED034161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
On-the-Job Training in Milwaukee -- Nature, Extent, and Relationship to Vocational Education.
A questionnaire surveying on the job training programs at industrial firms in the Milwaukee area was administered through interviews with the firms' personnel officers. Of a random sample of 245 companies, interviews were completed at 150 firms. The survey revealed a generally negative attitude toward vocational school efforts in imparting training in specific company jobs because vocational school education is seen as being too generalized, rather than offering adequate preparation in particular skills. It is suggested that there should be a separation of function of vocational school and company training, with the responsibility for training and practice opportunities being left to the company's on the job training, and the vocational school providing the general know-how common to most skilled work. It is also suggested that vocational school should accompany, rather than precede, employment in a firm offering on the job training. (A copy of the questionnaire, the detailed findings from responses, are included.) (mf)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Industrial Relations Research Inst.
Identifiers: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)