ERIC Number: ED099673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Methodology for Estimating the Cost of Air Force On-the-Job Training.
Samers, Bernard N.; And Others
The Air Force uses a standardized costing methodology for resident technical training schools (TTS); no comparable methodology exists for computing the cost of on-the-job training (OJT). This study evaluates three alternative survey methodologies and a number of cost models for estimating the cost of OJT for airmen training in the Administrative Specialty (702X0) from the 1-level (helper) to the 3-level (semi-skilled). The final costing methodology selected for use in the next phase of this research effort can easily be adapted to other Air Force specialties and skill levels. The quality of OJT and TTS graduates is compared according to several criteria, and the evidence indicates that neither type of training is superior to the other for the Administrative Specialty. The cost per graduate of OJT for this specialty was estimated to be significantly below the cost of TTS. However, it is important to consider other factors in addition to cost prior to drawing any inferences concerning the optimal OJT/TTS mix. The effect of these factors is discussed at length in this report. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.; Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Systems Div.
Authoring Institution: Cooper and Co., Stamford, CT.