IN-SERVICE TRAINING OF HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL

THE NEW HORIZON FOR AMERICAN INDUSTRY MAY BE CALLED "EDUCATION FROM EMPLOYMENT TO RETIREMENT". INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT IS AT LAST RECOGNIZING THAT THEIR GREATEST RESOURCE IS THE BRAINS AND HANDS OF THEIR EMPLOYEES. THE FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE DECISION OF INDUSTRY TO INVEST MORE HEAVILY IN TRAINING THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE RELATED TO: (1) HIGH COST OF WAGES AND SALARIES; (2) INCREASED RATIO OF INVESTMENT IN EQUIPMENT PER WORKER; (3) INCREASE IN SKILLS REQUIRED FOR PROBLEM SOLVING, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND OPERATION OF MACHINES; (4) DESIRABILITY OF INCREASED OPERATING EFFICIENCY TO OFFSET LOW PROFIT MARGIN; AND (5) DESIRABILITY OF MAINTAINING HIGH EMPLOYEE MORALE AND A LOW TURNOVER OF PERSONNEL. THESE SAME FACTORS APPLY TO HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS AND ARE GOOD REASONS FOR CARRYING OUT A CONTINUOUS FORMAL PROGRAM OF IN-SERVICE TRAINING. ANYTHING THAT CAN BE DONE TO INCREASE EITHER THE QUALITY OR QUANTITY OF WORK DONE WILL LOWER THE COST OF HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS PER UNIT OF ACCOMPLISHMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 23, No 4, PP 30-40
  • Authors:
    • Winfrey, R
  • Publication Date: 1953-4

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  • Accession Number: 00200760
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1972 12:00AM