ERIC Number: ED398441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Breathing Life into Training: A Model of Integrated Training.
Sefton, Robin, Ed.; And Others
A model of integrated training within the context of Australia's vehicle industry certificate (VIC) was developed, tested, and evaluated through six different pilot programs in different enterprises across Australia's automotive industry. The pilot programs' primary objective was to provide access to and ensure successful participation in mainstream VIC classes. The new training model was based on the philosophy that training should harness employees' existing skills and potential, utilize the work force's linguistic and cultural diversity as a positive advantage, use a holistic approach to facilitate learning as a catalyst for workplace change, be inclusive, and provide a method for contextualizing the VIC at individual enterprises. An action research approach was devised to develop and test the integrated training model, which integrates the following key competencies into the nine units of the foundry elective in a manner customized to meet the needs of individual automotive enterprises: collecting/analyzing/organizing information; communicating ideas/information; planning/organizing activities; working with others/teams; using mathematical ideas/techniques; solving problems; and using technologies. The case studies confirmed the effectiveness of the integrated training model and resulted in 17 recommendations regarding training in Australia's automotive industry. (Thirty tables/figures and 182 references are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: National Automotive Industry Training Board, Doncaster (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia