ERIC Number: ED045878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Report of the Educational Component of a Coupled On-the-Job Training Program.
Dowling, William D.
A Manpower Pre-Employment Training Program was launched in October 1969, to provide educational opportunities to trainees, to determine their occupational qualifications, and to investigate the relationship between these qualifications and successful completion of on-the-job training. More specific objectives were to: provide employers with candidates ready for training; evaluate trainees' readiness for training; evaluate the effectiveness of learning techniques; conduct a follow-up study; and to disseminate gathered information to other agencies. A total of 75 Columbus inner-city residents, the majority of whom were black, participated. The instructional system consisted of: communication skills; computation skills and consumer economics; social skills and adjustments; and orientation to business and industry. The study outlines each of the components of the curriculum structure. A survey of the characteristics and achievement of the participants revealed that: there were no significant differences in age and educational background among those who completed the course; women were more likely to complete the on-the-job training; effectiveness of the program seemed to be greater for persons with less previous work experience. The development of alternative easy of providing the educational component was recommended. (PT)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Vocational Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Columbus Urban League, OH.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Adult Education.