ERIC Number: ED052287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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A Study of the Training of Tool and Die Makers.
Horowitz, Morris A.; Herrnstadt, Irwin L.
To develop and test a methodology which would help determine the combination of education, training, and experience that is most likely to yield highly qualified workers in specific occupations, the tool and die maker trade was selected for examination in the Boston Metropolitan Area. Tool and die making was chosen because it is a clearly delineated occupation in short supply and because of its critical importance to manufacturers of machinery and other fabricated metal products. A total of 400 tool and die makers were interviewed in 53 randomly selected metalworking and fabricating establishments. The interviews revealed that there were six basic training paths, and the two most common were on-the-job training and vocational high schools. No important differences were found in the competency of the tool and die makers produced by the various training methods, but the type of person attracted to a program seemed to account for competency. A substantial minority were school dropouts who became accomplished tool and die makers through one of the six training paths. (BC)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Tables (Data), Teaching Methods, Tool and Die Makers, Training
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-187558, MF $.65, see catalog for hard copy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Dept. of Economics.