Training In Industry Programmes
A number of industrial and business organisations, large and medium, provide organised training for their employees. The type of training varies depending upon the organisation and its needs. The training may be of the informal learning type of the type of organised instructional programme with in the plant under the supervision of the personnel department or of a special education and training division. As a general rule, the training confined to the acquisition of occupational knowledge and competences needed to increase productivity in the occupation concerned. Some programmes cater to providing related information and some instruction of a general education nature. Some are designed to train and retrain employees in specialised areas of occupations. The programmes include apprenticeship and pre-service job training, On-the-job the training and supervisory training. A good proportion of the present work force is trained as skilled workers, operators and technicians through the system of training-in-industry. Thought limited in scope and application, the training system can provide much needed occupational knowledge and skills extending beyond the normal institutional system of vocational education and training.