SHIPYARD TRADE SKILL PROGRAM

Eight US naval shipyards in conjunction with US Naval Sea Systems Command, have developed a system of written and performance tests applicable to journeymen level production workers. These tests were developed in compliance with the US Government's Uniform Guidelines on Selection Procedures and submitted to the US Office of Personnel Management for approval. Four specific applications are envisioned for the tests: (1) promotion of worker-grade personnel to journeyman positions; (2) hiring experienced personnel from outside the Federal Government: (3) identification of requirements for either additional or remedial training of apprentices; and (4) identification of deficiencies in personnel training programs. Growth plans for the programs include progress tests for apprentice programs, measurement associated with qualifications on new procedures, and certification in lieu of training on certain repetitive programs. Tests have been developed for 17 trades and validated by trial administrations at each of the naval shipyards. As part of the development process a task analysis was performed for each of the trades. Computer programs used for test generation allow the test designer to specify which tasks are to be measured in any given test and allow the tests to accommodate differences in job content and procedures a the several locations. Scoring and analysis features are also included in the computerized testing programs. The task analysis and the computer programs are in the public domain. As such they can be made available to commercial shipyards with potential testing applications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • J Ship Production, v 9 n 1, Feb 1993, p 23 [5 p, 2 ref, 1 tab]
  • Authors:
    • Hartigan, J W
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM