ERIC Number: ED118900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Training and Technology: A Systems Approach for Industrial Training.
Myers, William E.
The document analyzes the Training and Technology (TAT) Industrial Skill and Technical Training (ISTT) program and describes the basic relationships between various training components and their linkages to certain aspects of program structure and organization. The TAT ISTT program operations are presented within the conceptual framework of an input-output system which is the systems model that underlies industrial production. This system has four important functions: (1) the intake process (including recruitment procedures; tour, test, and interview; selection of trainees; and enrollment) identifies and imports the "raw" materials from which it produces something else and sustains itself; (2) the training process (including skill training and behavioral training) combines such imported elements in such fashion as to produce something different from the original state of these elements; (3) the process of placement distributes the new product back into the environment; and (4) program administration manages and coordinates the overall process. The TAT system contains some policy implications for manpower training: flexibility within the total employment process; relative efficiency of decentralizing skill training programs to utilize existlng technical and physical resources; investment efficiency; and overtraining. A pattern interview form and inquiry forms in six skill and technical areas are appended. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Industrial Education, Industrial Training, Input Output Analysis, Instructional Systems, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Questionnaires, Student Placement, Systems Analysis, Systems Approach, Training Methods, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Oak Ridge Associated Universities, TN. Manpower Development Div.