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Green, Gerald G.||Hackamack, Lawrence C. (Lawrence Carroll), 1921-

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M.S. (Master of Science)

Legacy Department

Department of Management


Employees--Training of


The purpose of the investigation was to analyse and evaluate the use of industrial training programs that are available to skilled and unskilled laborers. The major problem had several sub-problems. The first sub-problem dealt with determining the various kinds of training programs available, such as apprenticeship training and training through organized classes. The second sub-problem was to determine what employers consider appropriate regarding the training of employees. The third sub-problem was to determine additional methods needed by management in developing a better training program. Research of a primary nature was necessary to obtain solutions to the questions presented in each of the sub-problems. A sample of forty-seven Chicago area firms was selected. Executives responsible for the training of employees in each of the firms was asked a series of questions in a mail interview. The data obtained by the mail questionnaire was tabulated and organized for either tabular or reterical presentation. It was concluded that if industry is to depend upon apprenticeship training for its supply of skilled industrial workers, then it would appear that the number of industries having such programs is entirely inadequate to meet the needs. Industrial workers were more likely to receive training within industry through organized classes conducted by the industry than through any other method. Considering that none of the training programs were found in a majority of the industries studied, it would appear that there was considerable variance in the training practices of these industries.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.


v, 48 pages




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