ERIC Number: ED097505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Electronics Technician Direct Procurement Petty Officer (DPPO) Pilot Program: Phase 1.
Standlee, L. S.; And Others
Direct Procurement Petty Officer (DPPO) program trainees, who were recruited after they had acquired technical training in civilian schools (associate or comparable degree in electronics), were compared with regular 'A' school trainees in terms of academic performance, job performance, and cost of training. The DPPO trainees were judged by their immediate supervisors in the fleet to be slightly better than regular trainees in terms of length of time required to learn their job and probable advancement in the Navy. The regular trainees were rated slightly better than the DPPO trainees in ability to use schematics and wiring diagrams. The regular trainees also received slightly higher than average written test scores at Treasure Island. These differences tend to lose their significance, though, in view of the 21 comparisons wherein there was no statistically significant difference in the performance of DPPO and regular trainees. The cost to the Navy of DPPO trainees was lower than that of regular trainees. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Costs, Educational Programs, Electronic Technicians, Expenditure per Student, Job Training, Military Personnel, Program Evaluation, Time Factors (Learning), Training Methods
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-778 029, MF-$1.45; HC-$3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.