MANPOWER INVENTORY AND TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS -REPORT NO. 2

THIS IS THE SECOND OF SEVEN REPORTS PLANNED FOR THE LOUISIANA MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION STUDY. ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN THIS REPORT HAD THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES' /1/TO IDENTIFY TRAINING NEEDS OF MAINTENANCE SUPERVISORS AND POTENTIAL SUPERVISORS, /2/ TO IDENTIFY SUPERVISOR AND POTENTIAL SUPERVISOR CHARACTERISTICS WHICH WILL DETERMINE THE FORM AND CONTENT OF A TRAINING PROGRAM, /3/ TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MAINTENANCE SUPERVISORS. THE VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY /KSA/ REQUIRED BY A COMPETENT SUPERVISOR WERE IDENTIFIED BY A MAINTENANCE TRAINING COMMITTEE. FIFTY-TWO KSA STATEMENTS WERE NEEDED TO DEFINE ALL THE REQUIRED COMBINATIONS OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY. A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF SUPERVISORS AND POTENTIAL SUPERVISORS WAS THEN TESTED AND EVALUATED TO DETERMINE HOW WELL THEIR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES COMPARED WITH THE REQUIRED KAS. THE RESULTS OF THIS PHASE OF THE STUDY INDICATED THE NEED FOR EXTENSIVE TRAINING OF SUPERVISORS AND POTENTIAL SUPERVISORS. IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THEIR CAPACITY TO LEARN, A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF SUPERVISORS AND POTENTIAL SUPERVISORS WAS GIVEN THE WONDERLIC PERSONNEL TEST. THE RESULTS OF THIS TEST ALONG WITH STATISTICS ON THE AGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE OF SUPERVISORS AND POTENTIAL SUPERVISORS, INDICATED THE NEED FOR EXTREME CARE IN SELECTION OF TRAINING METHODS AND MATERIALS. ALTHOUGH THE CAPACITY OF MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL TO LEARN WAS FOUND TO BE LIMITED, INTERVIEWS REVEALED THAT THESE SAME PERSONNEL WOULD BE EAGER TO RECEIVE TRAINING. MOST PERSONNEL PREFERRED PERSONAL STUDY OR INFORMAL GROUP OVER FORMAL CLASSROOM TRAINING. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, State 65-3M
  • Corporate Authors:

    Jorgensen (Roy) and Associates

    17 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760

    Louisiana Department of Highways

    P.O. Box 44245, Capitol Station
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70804
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Accession Number: 00200682
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1994 12:00AM