An international team of researchers studied the following aspects of training in Italy's motor vehicle repair and sales sector: structure and characteristics; institutional and social context; relationship to Italy's overall labor market; changing structural, economic, and organizational conditions; and training and recruitment and relationship to Italy's education system. Social and labor/employment statistics were analyzed, and case studies of an independent auto repair shop and four automobile distributors were conducted. Included in each case study were a profile of the company and analysis of its human resource development/training concepts and policies, and provisions for continuing vocational training. A distinct lack of initial vocational training required to produce workers capable of keeping pace with the rapid changes in the sector was noted. This deficiency was partly compensated for by courses provided by manufacturers and, to a lesser degree, related associations. The training currently offered by the companies studied was rated average to better than average. Employee training was being provided almost exclusively by manufacturers. A trend away from training only in traditional technical areas toward training in areas deemed useful for overall company management (including planning, marketing, and telemarketing) was noted. (Sixty tables/figures are included.) (MN)... Volpato, G., Ed. CEDAM VW Year Renault Peugeot Simca Citroen , ) Ford Opel GM BMW Austin Rover ., l Mercedes c . ... 143 1, 253 571 251 300 147 1, 269 619 260 314 148 1, 341 658 262 317 155 1, 392 702 268 326 167 1, 463 735 307anbsp;...
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