ERIC Number: ED057162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Performance-Oriented Electronics Technician Training Program. V. Final Fleet Follow-Up Evaluation of Graduates.
Van Matre, Nicholas H.; Harrigan, Robert J.
An investigation was made of the job proficiency of the graduates of an experimental job-oriented training program for Electronics Technician (X-ET). This program was designed to train lower-aptitude personnel in a relatively shorter time to assume ET duties in the fleet. The fleet performance capabilities of 51 X-ET's and a matched sample of 43 Class A School graduates (A-ET's) were assessed by performance ratings and structured interviews with the technicians' supervisors after the technicians had experienced approximately 24 months duty in the fleet. The two groups were rated comparable in overall technical performance, but the A-ET's were rated as more capable in the specific areas of electronics troubleshooting and in the use of test equipment. The A-ET's tended to be in higher paygrades than the X-ET's, although the expressed career intentions for both groups were highly similar, and at least 70 percent of both samples had completed one or more electronic training courses beyond their original ET training. Generally, the experimental ET program successfully trained marginally qualified personnel, in a relatively shorter period of time, to perform satisfactorily the duties of the Electronics Technician rating. (BC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA. Navy Training Research Lab.