ERIC Number: ED475401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-17
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Structured-On-Site-Training in ETP. Final Report.
Moore, Richard W.; Addy, Ronald; Blake, Daniel R.; Gorman, Philip C.; Herczeg, Claire F.; Phillips, G. Michael; Shipley, Daniella
Evaluation of the role of structured on-site training (SOST) in the Employment Training Panel's (ETP's) training program involved 10 case studies of active ETP projects with SOST, survey of 50 recently closed projects with SOST, face-to-face interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders, Delphi survey of consultants, and quantitative analysis of contract information. A review of 1,066 contracts indicated about half included SOST funding; 30.8 percent had SOST scheduled in all jobs, about 15 percent in some jobs; and presence of SOST showed no trend over time. ETP spent about $1 of $6 on SOST; and, for 680 completed contracts, about 17 percent of total training expenditures was spent on SOST. SOST added substantial value to ETP training; trainees rated SOST quality and usefulness as significantly more useful than classroom or lab study and indicated it had a greater impact on productivity than classroom or lab training; and two-thirds of managers of closed SOST projects rated SOST as equally or more effective than classroom training in meeting training goals. Six strategic issues were identified: existing training reimbursed with SOST funds; use of unstructured practices, not SOST; contract administrators focus on billing trainer hours rather than achieving competence; difficulty of reliable monitoring of SOST; SOST reimbursement unrelated to actual costs; and SOST-only projects pay more than market price for one-on-one counseling and generic classroom training. (Instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Contract Training, Employment Programs, Experiential Learning, Inplant Programs, Job Training, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Trade and Industrial Education, Training Allowances, Training Methods, Work Experience Programs
California Employment Training Panel, Mike Rice, 1100 J. Street, 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Employment Training Panel, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Northridge.