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ERIC Number: ED404560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Access and Relevance of Training through In-Plant Training: The Jamaican Experience.
Morrison, Kenneth
Inplant training has begun to be used as a strategy to improve access and the relevance of training by the Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/National Training Agency (NTA) in Jamaica. Inplant training is presented as a viable, efficient, and relevant method of providing induction and upgrading training for industry. In this strategy, NTA uses the facilities and services of business enterprises to train/upgrade workers to meet predetermined performance criteria/competencies established jointly by HEART/NTA and industry. Advantages of inplant training include the following: more concrete and well-defined objectives; a good integration of theory and practice; use of the expertise and facilities of the sector/enterprise in the training process; quicker response to changes in technology; opportunity for enterprises to evaluate a worker's capabilities and aptitudes; increase in employee's versatility; major reorganization of training; help in development and expansion of the human resource base; and cost effectiveness. Weaknesses of inplant training are limited training output by firms; narrow firm-specific short-term training; and general low quality of unstructured inplant training. Jamaica has expanded the inplant training model through various types of interventions--The School-Leavers Training Opportunities Program; Apprenticeship Program; partnerships with industry; contractual training agreement with industry; and the Workforce Improvement Unit. (Contains 11 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jamaica