ERIC Number: ED150319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Training in Selected Metalworking Industries, 1974. A Report on a Survey of Selected Occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), New York, NY.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
A survey was conducted regarding the occupational training provided by employers for fourteen occupations in four metalworking industries. The fourteen occupations selected for study included crane operator, electrician, layout worker, machine tool setter, machinist, mechanic, sheet metal worker, and tool and die maker. The four industries surveyed were fabricated metal products, machinery (except electrical), electrical machinery, and transportation equipment. The findings include the following: (1) Only 15% of all establishments in the four metalworking industries surveyed provided structured occupational training in the fourteen occupations studied, (2) the proportion of establishments offering structured training generally increased as employment size increased, (3) nearly one-half of the 133,700 workers enrolled in structured training in the fourteen occupations received training in the machinist and welder occupations, (4) about 71% of all structured training was conducted to qualify employees for work in an occupation whereas 29% was conducted to improve skills of workers in current jobs, (5) more than two-thirds of all structured occupational training was provided on the job, and (6) about five-sixths of the establishments with training did not have a specific budget allocation for training. (Thirty tables of data are included in the text. Eleven reference tables, the scope and method of survey, and the survey form are appended.) (EM)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Educational Resources, Employer Attitudes, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Rate, Industrial Training, Metal Industry, Metal Working, Occupational Surveys, On the Job Training, Program Costs, Tables (Data), Training Objectives, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), New York, NY.; Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.