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ERIC Number: ED345027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
A Survey of the Training Needs for the Metal Casting Industry's Electrical Skilled Trades.
Hall, Mary Ann
Additional training needs desired by the electrical skilled personnel of the metal casting industry were the focus of a study. A questionnaire was distributed to electricians and electrical engineers employed in 39 foundries in over 20 states. Of the 150 surveys, 63 responded for a 42 percent return. The questionnaire was divided into three sections: education, plant information, and marketing information. Education and training needs were identified by answering three questions: What are the present strengths and weaknesses of the metal casting industry? What are the rank-ordered training needs for the electrical skilled workers? and What type of training sessions would be of most value to the electrical maintenance departments? Findings were as follows: (1) educational level was an important work force strength; (2) perceived lack of training budget was an industry weakness; (3) most needed training topics are induction melting, power SCRs, programmable controllers, hydraulic circuits, and poser circuits; and (4) short courses with hands-on experiments was the most favored training method. (A bibliography contains seven items and eight additional works are cited. The survey, seven endnotes, four graphs, and eight tables are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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