ERIC Number: ED272675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
New Directions and Trends in Industrial Training and Their Implications for Vocational Education Programs.
Ashley, William L.; And Others
Facts & Findings, v4 n3 Spr 1986
A basic position of industry is that it picks up where schools leave off. Training policy within industry is diverse in theory and practice. Companies vary in their approach to training, ranging from highly informal to highly formal. The many new trends in industrial training may be analyzed in four dimensions: in-house education programs, educational and training facilities, degree-granting institutions, and satellite universities. Most employers responding to a National Center for Research in Vocational Education survey on trends in industrial training state that technology dictates the initial outline of training needs. Training was found to occur both in-house and at the customer's site. Popular training trends included teletraining, computer-based training, creative uses of videodiscs, touch-screen data entry techniques, increased use of adult education techniques, interpersonal and similar skills training, and small-group training. Vocational training programs for skilled workers must keep pace with the constantly changing needs of industry, help students develop preemployment qualifications, avoid adopting or clinging to provincial attitudes and practices that are inconsistent with the realities affecting firms hiring vocational graduates, and prepare workers to assume more responsibility for updating themselves as new technological developments and practices affect their occupations. (MN)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Industrial Education, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Trade and Industrial Education, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.