In-House Training Program at J. A. Jones Construction Services Company

by David S. Adams, J. A. Jones Construction Services, Co, Richland, WA, USA,
Allen Johnson, J. A. Jones Construction Services, Co, Richland, WA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: In-House Training Programs


This paper offers an overview of the training provided by a construction company located at Hanford, Washington. It posits that attention to the training development of the individual contributor is instrumental in assuring the successful completion of any construction project. The paper examines five elements of training: (a) new employee orientations, (b) employee development, (c) supervisory development, (d) management development, and (e) organizational development. Special attention is paid to the aspect of employee development. The authors maintain that a thorough needs assessment is essential to assuring employee growth. Such action enables management to satisfy personal, technical, and organizational needs.

Subject Headings: Training | Construction companies | Construction management | Engineering education | Engineering profession | Personnel management | Business organizations | Employees | Washington | United States

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