MAINTENANCE TRAINING RESEARCH

RESEARCH IS BEING CONDUCTED IN LOUISIANA TO DEVELOP EFFECTIVE METHODS FOR TRAINING MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL. RESEARCH DIRECTED TO THE TESTING AND EVALUATION OF DIFFERENT TRAINING METHODS IS DISCUSSED AND DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING SUBJECT AREAS: (1) WORK FORCE CHARACTERISTICS, (2) SUBJECT MATTER CONTENT, (3) TRAINING METHODOLOGY, AND (4) EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVENESS. THESE SUBJECT AREAS DESCRIBED THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL WHO ARE TO BE TRAINED. A GENERAL OUTLINE IS PRESENTED OF THE SUBJECT MATTER USED TO CONDUCT THE RESEARCH AND A DISCUSSION OF SOME MANAGEMENT ACTIONS REQUIRED BEFORE END-BEHAVIOR CAN BE ALTERED. THE DIFFERENT TRAINING METHODS SELECTED FOR TESTING ARE DESCRIBED. THE BASIC PROCEDURE IS GIVEN FOR TESTING EACH OF THE TRAINING METHODS. THE PRIMARY EVALUATION CONSIDERS THE FOLLOWING FACTORS: (1) THE TEST RESULTS OBTAINED COMPARED WITH AN EVALUATION OF THE MAN'S LEARNING POTENTIAL, (2) THE REACTION OF PEOPLE AS EVIDENCED BY THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARD TRAINING AND THEIR DESIRE TO TAKE MORE TRAINING, (3) THE CHANGES IN WORK BEHAVIOR, (4) THE ORGANIZATIONAL CONVENIENCE OF EACH TRAINING METHOD, AND (5) THE AMOUNT OF FOLLOW-UP REQUIRED BY DISTRICT-LEVEL SUPERVISORS. PRELIMINARY RESULTS BASED ON THE LIMITED SAMPLE TESTED INDICATE THE FOLLOWING PRELIMINARY CONCLUSIONS: (1) ABOVE-AVERAGE TRAINEES GAINED MORE FROM THE AUDIO-VISUAL AND WORKSHOP METHODS THAN FROM ANY OTHER METHOD, (2) AVERAGE AND BELOW-AVERAGE TRAINEES GAINED MORE FROM THE AUDIO-VISUAL AND GROUP DISCUSSION METHODS THAN FROM ANY OTHER, (3) THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION GAINED DOES NOT SEEM TO BE DEPENDENT UPON THE AGE, EXPERIENCE, OR EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF MOST TRAINEES, (4) THE COMPREHENSION TEST SEEMS TO BE A GOOD PREDICTOR OF THE CAPACITY TO LEARN, (5) THE FIRST RETENTION TESTS INDICATE THAT THE AVERAGE TRAINEES RETAINED ABOUT 90 PERCENT OF THE INFORMATION LEARNED, (6) TRAINEES DEFINITELY BECAME MORE INTERESTED AS THEY PROGRESSED THROUGH THE COURSE AND ALL BUT FIVE OF THE NINETY SAMPLED FELT THAT FURTHER TRAINING IN OTHER AREAS WAS ESSENTIAL, AND (7) ABOUT ONE-HALF OF THE TRAINEES INDICATED THEY PLANNED TO CONFORM TO MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES LEARNED DURING THE COURSE.

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    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Maintenance Personnel (Joint with AASHO) and presented at the 48th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Mortenson, William G
    • Kascak, Richard J
    • Noriega IV, Arthur
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 67-74
  • Monograph Title: Manpower planning and personnel training
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  • Accession Number: 00200732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 22 1994 12:00AM