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Title: Study Of The Graduate Engineers Training Scheme In An Engineering Concern
Authors: Naik, Chandra Shekhar
Keywords: Deodhar, S.B.
School of Management and Labour Studies
Issue Date: 1977
Publisher: Tata Institute Of Social Sciences
Abstract: AIMS AND PURPOSES To study the Graduate & engineers' Training Scheme with a view to gain first-hand knowledge of the training programme. the techniques used. in train:lng and to gauge its effectiveness. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To find facts about the training programme and p~es8Dt data in the form of a descriptive analysis, to find out the knowledge and awareness of' the employees regarding recruitment and training, to find out reasons the rate of separations, to measure the impact of training and gauge the management training. SCOPE OF THE STUDY The study was conducted. in an engineering 0rganisation having a regular Graduate Engineers Training Scheme. METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF' DATA COLLEC110N By interviewing participants and trainers and by study of records, files and company instructions booklet on training. SOURCES AND COVERAGE OF INFORMATION a) From those undergoing the training program Personal data, recruitment procedures, programme content, methods of' training, suggestions for modifications etc. b) From engineers who have completed the training period, Personal data, programe syllabus post-training period, suggestions for modifications etc. c) From engineers who have left the Organisation, Personal data, reasons for leavln4t, expectation while Joining the organisation, etc. d) from the trainers, Personal data, sources of' recruitment with effectiveness 0f the training programme, suggestion s for improving the training programme, etc. e) From Head of Departments, Selection procedures, training period, suggestions for modifications. THE SAMPLING PROCEDURE 1. Unit Of Study a) Graduate Engineer Trainees b) Graduate &1gineer Trainees, who have completed the training and bay been absorb c) Engineere who have left the organisation d) Trainer Officers responsible for involving and conducting the training programme e) Departmental Head under whom the trainees work 2. The Size of the Population among the five categories mentioned above, the size of' the population was 11 trainees, 15 who had completed the training programme, 19 who have left the organisation, 6 trainers and 12 executive. the total sample Size was 43 respondents. PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION OF SAMPLE AND TYPE OF SAMPLE FRAME USED In all 43 respondents were interviewed. of these 11 respondents were trainees, 11 respondents were traineee who had completed the training course Six trainers and 6 executive were also interviewed. ln the case of trainers and trainee, the whole universe was interviewed, in the case of' those who had completed the training programm and executive respondent. random exempling method was adopted. :In the case of' those who had left the organisation, mailed questionnaire were sent to all the 19 respondents. However, on1y 9 of them replied. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS 1. The induction pro gramme had achieved objective- viz. introducing the trainees to the company organization, manufacturing process, procedure etc. 2. Classroom training was inadequate according to the the trainers and the department head. 3. Library facilities cou1d be improved. 4 A large number of trainee and trainers felt that the duration of' the training program was more than adequate. 5. The trainer suggested more theoretical sessions in th e areas of coating and finance, human relations etc. 6. Periodical evaluation is a key instrument in maintaining stability in the performance of a group and is necessary. 7. Moat of' the trainee utilized was they bad least during the training program period. 8. Most of' them felt that top management did not take the necessary amount of' interest in the training pro gramme. 9. Respondent felt that follow up pro grammes are essential. 10. Most of the trainee were of the opinion that their assignments were not challenging enough and that their pay was low when compared to other ind us tries. 11. Trainees expressed a strong desire to be given more project work and specific assignments.
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