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A model of training and development for the Irish motor industry.

O'Sullivan, Arthur (1996) A model of training and development for the Irish motor industry. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The work that follows sets out to examine the training system that exists to serve the Irish Motor Industry and to propose a model for its improvement. The basic hypothesis
is that the system is poorly poised to serve the Industry's future needs and is in need of improvement and refinement.

The examination begins by establishing the demands that exist on this training system and then continues by evaluating the system in educational and philosophical terms. A review of the training practices of other countries is undertaken.

Public sector trainers constitute the largest grouping of training practitioners in the Industry. They also have an important role to play in the shape of the training system of the future. A major part of this work is devoted to a unique study of the opinions and experiences of this group.

Public and private sector training policy and practice is also examined with particular reference to future training provision and planning.

In the course of researching this topic, the findings indicate that the demand for nontechnical training is not adequately met by current provision and that non-technical training arrangements in many areas of the Industry are ad-hoc. Before suggesting improvements to these arrangements it was first of all necessary to analyse the skills that will be required in the primary occupational roles of the Motor Industry in the future. This skills analysis allowed for an informed assessment of training provision to be undertaken, covering roles that heretofore were not analysed in such a way.

The final chapter recommends a comprehensive method of improving Industry training provision. This method involves the establishment of a central council that would oversee all facets of the training function of the Industry, both in the private and public sectors, and serve as the awarding and certification body for all crafts and occupations in the Industry.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Motor Industry
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Training and Development
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 08:37
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 16:55

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