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Title: An Assessment Of Road Construction Training Programs In The Ethiopian Roads Authority Training Centers
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Melaku Yimam, (Ato )
Yoseph, Woubalem
Keywords: Human Resources Development Division
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to conduct an assessment of the training programs offered by the Ethiopian Roads Authority Training Centers from 1993 to 1995 E.C. and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the training centers and finally forward recommendations. The study was conducted in 2 ERA District Offices and another 2 Regional States Rural Roads Offices. Besides, it also focused on both training centers of the Ethiopian Roads Authority i.e. Alemgena Training and Testing Center and Ghinchi Training Center. The district offices and rural roads regional offices were selected randomly. The respondents of this study were 200 trainees who were directly participating in both training centers at the time of this study, 20 supervisors who are expected to be immediate supervisors of trainees, 30 instructors working in the training centers and the head of the Human Resources Development Division and the JICA delegate. To conduct the study, simple random sampling, availability sampling and purposive sampling techniques were conducted. The sources of data were questionnaires, interviews and document analysis were used and the results obtained were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The results of this study then indicate that TNA was highly influenced by the recommendation of supervisors while the request of employees was not given due attention. Similarly, the selection of trainees was still highly influenced by supervisors” recommendation. The instnlctors on the other hand were selected alter assuring that they possess good background knowledge of ERA and have strong mastery in their skill. I-lowever, it was found out that they lack good pedagogical knowledge, which was assumed to be a strong instrument for enhancing training activities. With regards to evaluation, the study findings revealed that post training evaluation was not practical in the centers. Based on these major findings, recommendations are made to include all stakeholders in assessing training needs; selection of trainees has to focus on other areas like consideration of the potential of employees etc. Instructors are expected to know pedagogy and post-training evaluation has to take place accordingly.
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