Accession Number:

ADA265855

Title:

On-The-Job Training Practices on Navy Ships

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1988-Sep 1991

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

This report describes the results of questionnaire designed to assess Navy on-the-job training OJT practices. The questionaire was based on shipboard observations and on model of the on-the-job trainer as a coach who guides the trainee through a task using three steps 1 assessment 2 training and 3 evaluation. The questionnaire was sent to over 5,000 shipboard supervisors 2,321 responded. Three major conclusions can be drawn from the information and data provided in the report. First, OJT is an important component of the Navy training process and should become even more important as the Navy increases the emphasis on shipboard training in the coming years. Apprentice training and A school training do not and will not produce personnel capable of independently performing jobs. Second, very few shipboard petty officers receive information or training on how to conduct OJT. Third, while over 50 the supervisors reported that they used appropriate OJT techniques, at least 20 do not, and another 30 are not as effective as they could be. Evidence from tutor training can improve performance of both tutors and the students they train. Therefore, there is both a need and a capability to improve the quality of shipboard OJT

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE