Accession Number:

ADA285042

Title:

The Certification Program, Training, and Competencies--An Examination of the Air Force Contracting Work Force's Response to the Sufficiency of Professional Training

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

This study determined to what extent AF contracting personnel training needs are sufficiently being satisfied by the current DoD training as outlined in DoD 5000,52M. A convenience sample was employed. 499 surveys were administered to Professional Continuing Education students for various level I through III courses. 320 surveys were used for the data base, achieving a 64.1 response rate. The results of this study show that the training requirements were viewed as sufficiently ensuring that the AF has a mission ready professional work force by slightly more than half of the respondents. However, the training component was ranked as the most important component of the career development program by the fewest number of respondents. Respondents indicated the need for improvement in the areas of specificity and timeliness of training. The training courses were perceived as overall adequate in meeting respondent needs. Key competencies for review were identified based on upward trend and correlational analysis. Contracting, Procurement, Acquisition, Training

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE