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ERIC Number: ED133462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Joint Workshops. Performance Based Apprentice and Technical Training. Final Report.
Oriel, Arthur E.
A series of five workshops were held to disseminate, to 39 industrial and college and 61 Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT) personnel, information about the principles, methods, and effectiveness of Performance Based Training (PBT) in apprentice programs. Following the workshops, 90% of the industrial and 61% of the BAT personnel indicated they would recommend the use of PBT for industrial training. Sixty-four percent of the industrial and college participants have started or plan to use PBT in their training programs. Nearly 75% of these are well satisfied with the results produced by PBT. Some of the major results reported include 10% reduction in equipment downtime, more productive apprentices earlier in their training, faster training at reduced cost, better safety performance, and better work quality. The data offers evidence that such workshops are an effective means of communicating research results and new methods to industry and schools. The majority of this report is composed of the following appended material: Workshop program; list of participants; workshop questionnaire; workshop questionnaire responses--industry; workshop questionnaire responses--Department of Labor participants; followup questionnaire; followup responses; report of a study on performance based education in technical and apprentice training; and a 28-page annotated bibliography on performance based training. (HD)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Audiovisual Communications, Business, Competency Based Education, Educational Research, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Industry, Postsecondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Workshops
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oriel (A. E.) and Associates, Ltd., Chicago, IL.
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