ERIC Number: ED041134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Apr-30
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Motor Vehicle Repairs and Inspection Personnel--Manpower Development Program. Final Report, 1 July, 1968-31 December, 1969.
McCutcheon, R. W.; And Others
A perennial problem facing vocational educators is the need to correlate required on-the-job skills and knowledge with the instruction in the corresponding vocational education program. Using this as an objective, data were gathered on current automotive mechanic training programs by reviewing selected government reports and related literature and by interviewing people knowledgeable of such programs. Some major findings are: (1) Public high schools perform most of the automotive mechanic preemployment vocational training, (2) A shortage of highly skilled, experienced mechanics exists while demand for inexperienced graduates of high school automotive mechanic vocational training courses is relatively light, (3) More mechanics are trained annually than are absorbed, and (4) The present system of selection for participation in a high school preemployment vocational training program is inappropriate and inefficient. The report recommends further studies to establish a training employment system that will (1) provide a realistic level of auto mechanic preemployment training, (2) produce an adequate supply of trained entry-level automotive service and repair personnel, and (3) give reasonable assurance to the enrollee that a competitive wage and a challenging career are available at the entry level. (Author/JS)
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Sponsor: Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. National Highway Safety Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Highway Safety Research Inst.