ERIC Number: ED044634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Exports and the Industrial Training of People from Overseas.
Board of Trade, London (England).
A working party studied existing arrangements in Britain for on the job training of overseas nationals, assessed contributions being made to British Export trade, compared the schemes with those in other countries, and recommended various changes. Questionnaire responses came from 266 firms representing seven centrally organized training schemes. An annual average of 6,000 overseas nationals received training in 188 companies during 1966-68. In 1968, 81% of these trainees came under private (as opposed to official or outside organizational) schemes. Nearly half the trainees were employees of overseas branches, agencies, or customers; most were aged 21-40; 72% were getting less than six months of training; and most (74%) were being trained in service and maintenance, production, or research and design. A majority were technical or managerial personnel. Many firms accepted trainees because of expected influence on later purchasing, or to foster good will. Most trainees agreed that language difficulties, brevity of training, and gaps in knowledge and educational backgrounds called for careful individual attention. A need exists, among other things, to phase out certain training schemes and reallocate government support among noncompany sponsored schemes. (LY)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Costs, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Enrollment, Foreign Nationals, Grants, Industrial Training, Occupations, On the Job Training, Organizations (Groups), Overseas Employment, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Program Length, Surveys, Technical Assistance
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 49 High Holborn, London W.C.1, England (Document No. SBN 11 510305 8, 10s)
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Authoring Institution: Board of Trade, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain