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Education and training programme.
In the word of William Flayed, ―Worker Education‖ is an attempt on the part of organized labour to educate its own members under an educational system in which the workers prescribe the courses of instructions, select the teachers and in a considerable measure, furnish the finance.‖
Features of employees education
i.The scope of workers‘ education is much wider than that of trade union education but is narrower than that of adult education.
ii.The workers‘ education is designed to create trade union consciousness among workers, besides making them good citizens and training them to understand their status, rights and responsibilities.
iii.In workers‘ education, the workers themselves prescribe the curriculum and select the teachers who have full sympathy with the working class.
iv.The institutions providing workers‘ education are owned, financed and managed by the workers.
v.It is aimed at increasing the bargaining power of trade unions and making the working class more sensible and cooperative.
vi.It differs from vocational and professional education, for its main aim is to train a worker for his group advancement and increasing individual creativity, whereas vocational and professional education aims at individual development.
vii.The approach in workers‘ education is psychological and philosophical.
viii.It includes general education, vocational education, technical education, social education and training in trade unionism.
The Director General of Employment and Training (DGET) has designed a number of training procedures are
The Board has developed a need based, three tier training programme for education officers, workers and teachers. In first state education officer are trained. The period or training is four months. Then they give training for different regional centres.
Second stage is to get selected workers trained as worker teachers at the regional and sub -regional centres by the educational officers. The duration of training programme is three months.
Aims and Objectives
Ø It is important for Industrial peace and Harmony, healthy Management-labour relations.
Ø Develop Effective trade unions through better trained officials and more enlightened members.
Ø Enhance the leadership skills which enables the worker in his development.
Ø Increase the total labour mass literacy.
Ø Better understanding of the problem, with effective solutions
Ø To fulfill the Organisations requirements through proper responsibility handling.
Ø The pre-condition of workers education literacy.
Ø Important consideration at the present stage of developing country.
Ø To understand the workers privileges, rights and obligations.
Ø Time-to-time training programs to upgrade the workers knowledge.
Ø Minimize the Industrial Accidents and other mishaps on the shop floor.
Ø National Commission on Labour, has said that the labour‘s/ workers education should have the following key areas to be studied:-
Ø This should employee independent, intelligent and innovative.
Ø He should be responsible, alert, and self-disciplined.
Ø Also Guided the National trade union centers to arrange for the quality programs with the Collaboration with some of the universities and Institutions.
Craftsmens Training Programme.
Ø To promote the efficiency of craftsmen
Ø To conduct various types of test for selection of craftsmen trainees
Ø The duration of the course is one to two years
Ø National trade certificate is issued for successful candidates
Craft Instructors Training.
Education- ITI or diploma is required
Advanced Vocational Training System.
To give training to advanced skill workers &technicians.
For the training of foreman an institute was set up
Training is provided to the existing and potential shop foremen and supervisors in theoretical and managerial skills and workers from industry in advanced technical skills
Apprenticeship Training Scheme.
Ø Apprenticeship act,1961
Ø Employers are required to engage apprentices
Part Time Training for Industrial Workers.
To conduct part time evening classes are organized to improve the standards of working
Vocational Training Programme for Women.
It includes instructor training,basic training and advanced training in selected trades particularly suitable for women
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