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A publication of Work in America Institute
Detailed case studies of leading companiessuch as Xerox, General Electric, Goodyear, and Manpower, Inc.show how innovative training practices make organizations more competitive. Illustrates how effective programs can help companies utilize the latest manufacturing, production, communication, and service technologies. A companion to Training The Competitive Edge.
Introduction: How Leading Companies Are Reshaping Their Training Strategies
Part One: Aligning Training Strategy with Corporate Goals
1. The Travelers Corporation: Expanding Computer Literacy in the Organization
2. Keeping Track of Training Quality and Costs: New-England Telephone
3. The Motorola Training and Education Center: Keeping the Company Competitive
4. Corning Glass Works: Total Quality as a Strategic Response
5. American Transtech: Learning as Part of the Job
6. Improving Operations and Employee Opportunity Through Technical Training: Gilroy Foods, Inc.
Part Two: Continuous Learning for All Employees
7. A Participative Approach to a Technological Challenge: General Electric's Aerospace Electronic Systems Department
8. Training and Development at General Foods: A Participative Process
9. Training in a Team Environment: S. B. Thomas, Inc.
10. Pacific Bell and Communications Workers of America: Retraining for the Computer Age
Part Three: Manufacturer-User Training Partnerships
11. Learning from Customers: Control Data Corporation's Training Advisory Board
12. A Proactive Approach Toward HighTechnology Training: General Motor's Linden, New Jersey, Plant
13. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company: Building a Training Commitment into the Contract
14. Ford Sharonville: An Emphasis on User-VAndor Cooperation
15. The VAndor's Role in Training to Support Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Caterpiller Inc.
16. Miller Brewing Company and Amatrol: A Succesful Partnership in Training for New Technology
Part Four: Designing and Delivering Training Cost-Effectively
17. Achieving Cost Savings and Quality Through Education: IBM's Systems Approach
18. Manpower Temporary Services: Keeping Ahead of the Competition
19. Reducing Maintenance Costs Through Supervisory Education and Involvement: Travenol Laboratories, Inc.
20. A Training Consortium: General Motors' Automative Service Educational Program
21. National Technological University: Learning by Satellite
Part Five: Combining Continuous Learning and Employment Security
22. Xerox's Critical Skills Training Program: A Commitment to Retraining Pays Off
23. Linking Retraining with Job and Income Security: The Packard Electric Experience
24. General Electric, Fort Wayne, Indiana: High Tech Comes to the Rust Belt
25. Pacific Northwest Bell: A Job Skills Bank
26. Hewlett-Packard: Partnerships for New Careers