ERIC Number: ED023964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Scope of Industrial Training in Selected Skilled and Technical Occupations.
Kincaid, Harry V.
A mail questionnaire survey was made of employment, formal training, and the use of apprenticeships within the metalworking industry for the "growth occupations" of maintenance electrician, tool and die maker, electronic technician, maintenance mechanic, millwright, and welder. Over 2,400 metal working plants in the United States with 500 or more employees were surveyed. Recruitment and training practices varied widely among occupations and among plants within occupations. Training policy and turnover were both related to plant size, with higher turnover and more formal training in plants with 2,500 or more workers than in smaller plants. The proportion of plants offering formal training ranged from 1% for millwrights to 33% for electronic technicians; proportions for apprenticeships ranged from 8% for welders to 41% for tool and die makers. More persons were being trained for such occupations as electronic technician and maintenance electrician than in the more traditional occupations. The majority of programs were directly job related, and most training was on company premises or in public schools. Except for correspondence study, industrial training was primarily company financed. (Also included are 30 tables, 32 references, and appendixes.) (ly)
Descriptors: Adult Dropouts, Apprenticeships, Correspondence Study, Enrollment, Financial Policy, Industrial Training, Labor Turnover, Metal Working, Off the Job Training, On the Job Training, Organization Size (Groups), Program Length, Recruitment, Statistical Data, Surveys, Teachers
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-177-762, MF $.65, HC $3.00).
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.