ERIC Number: ED306434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Training Needs for High Performance in the Automotive Industry.
Clyne, Barry; And Others
A project was conducted in Australia to identify the training needs of the emerging industry required to support the development of the high performance areas of the automotive machining and reconditioning field especially as it pertained to auto racing. Data were gathered through a literature search, interviews with experts in the field, and questionnaires mailed to the managers of a range of automotive reconditioning businesses in each Australian state and territory. The study found that there are not enough skilled people to provide the services demanded by racing teams. Skills most needed included welding and electronics. The project clearly identified a need for a post-apprenticeship course that will provide an advanced level of technological skills for the machining, building, and operation of high performance engine and mechanical components. The course should include instruction in the areas of machining, engine design, engine assembly, engine testing, and welding and fabrication. Appropriate apprenticeships also were recommended for areas of the country in which they are not available. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Auto Body Repairers, Auto Mechanics, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Electronics, Engines, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Needs, Motor Vehicles, Postsecondary Education, Repair, Skill Development, Skilled Occupations, Welding
Nelson Wadsworth, P.O. Box 4725, Melbourne 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Payneham (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia