ERIC Number: ED107730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Methodology for Estimating the Cost of Air Force On-The-Job Training. Final Report.
Samers, Bernard N.; And Others
Described is the final phase of a study directed at the development of an on-the-job training (OJT) costing methodology. Utilizing a modification of survey techniques tested and evaluated during the previous phase, estimates were obtained for the cost of OJT for airman training from the l-level (unskilled to the 3-level (semiskilled) in five category B Air Force specialties. The specialties studied were pavement maintenance, fire protection, food service, fuel service, and material facilities. The cost per graduate of OJT for these specialties was compared to the cost per graduate of resident school technical training. For three of the five specialties, OJT cost per graduate was below the technical training school cost per graduate. Supervisors were surveyed to determine if there was a difference in performance between OJT and technical school graduates in these AFS'c. As was true in the previous phase, no evidence was obtained to support the hypothesis that either OJT or technical school graduates were superior in performance. Conditional cost models were also formulated and tested. The conditional cost models are based on an alternative or opportunity cost concept and represent a refinement of the original cost models. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Systems Div.
Authoring Institution: Cooper and Co., Stamford, CT.