ERIC Number: ED164742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Inner City Human Factors Evaluation.
Griffith, Albert R.
This evaluation examines the degree to which human factors support, relate to, or impede the successful achievements of Polaroid's Inner City mission to provide on-the-job training for the career development of disadvantaged workers. The program is cited as a model for industry-based career education. Background information is provided on the social/historical context within which Inner City operates, the psychological and practical needs of the disadvantaged workers served, and options, objectives and the present organization of Inner City. The evaluation represents both observations of the evaluators and data yielded from a questionnaire administered to the program participants. The observations include the way the mission is approached from a human factors point of view relative to skill training, counseling, and placement. Also discussed are communication systems (formal and informal) among staff and trainee populations, trainee backgrounds, their perceptions of training, counseling, and placement, and their recommendations and gains. In addition, the report proposes recommendations for constructive change in the present model. Appendices include a trainee review form, a human resources report, and a copy of the questionnaire distributed to participants. A list of references is included. (EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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