ERIC Number: ED035807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Management's Attitudes and Evaluations of Government Training Programs and Government Subsidization for Industrial Training.
Toothaker, Robert C.
This research project examined management's attitudes toward government training programs and the subsidization of industrial training. Questionnaires were addressed to general managers but many responses were from personnel directors, presidents, vice presidents, and others. The basic research tool contained checklists, ranking, and open-ended questions. The sample included 476 of Maine's manufacturing firms that employ 25 or more persons. Of the 159 (33.4%) questionnaires returned, all but two were usable. Questionnaires came from employers with about 50% of the employees in the sample. The approximately 60% of the respondents who knew about government training programs and who were more familiar with federal than with state and local ones, obtained their information through the mass media. Government subsidy to employers to encourage on-the-job training was preferred to institutional training by 65% of the employers. About 49% of the managers were willing to hire "disadvantaged" workers when their on-the-job training could be supported by federal funds, but only 42% were interested in hiring those who were institutionally trained. Thirty of the 157 responding firms reported applications for work from government trained workers, and of the 579 applicants 477 were hired. (nl)
Descriptors: Administration, Disadvantaged, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Evaluation, Federal Aid, Industrial Training, Institutes (Training Programs), On the Job Training, State Aid
Director, Manpower Research Project, South Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04473
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono.
Note: M.A. Thesis (abstract)