ERIC Number: ED037662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Training and Work; A Study in Employment Attitudes.
Parker, L. R.
Conducted at the request of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Advanced Education, this study inquired into the attitudes of university graduates and technical college diploma holders toward the training they had received; the relevance of training to the work expected of them; and how employers felt about the graduates whom they employed. The sample consisted of ten average young graduates in training conscious firms in several fields, and eight senior officers of similar (but not the same) firms. A loosely structured, distant dialogue was encouraged between the two groups by means of a slightly delayed mutual feedback of views and comments. With the aim of improving the match between higher education and the working world, numerous implications were developed for counseling of graduates (especially the importance of interpersonal skills), for the role of colleges of advanced education, and for training and development within companies. Suggestions for further study were also offered. (The document includes a list of cooperating organizations, and guidelines for selecting middle managers.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Administrative Staff Coll., Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia