عنوان مقاله [English]
This study examined the performance of the 18- month selective plan of a Technical and Vocational Training Organization in one of the mega cities in Iran. The method used in this research was a mixed method based on interviews, data analysis, and the implementation of a questionnaire. Based on the preliminary interview, a questionnaire was designed concerning four groups and the grading of each measurement was done regarding the extent to which they were weak or unfavorable. The participants of the study consisted of all apprentices of the 18-month plan, all the trainers, managers and experts in charge and also all the employers who recruited the apprentices. As regards the quantitative part, the sampling methods were ‘statistical sampling’ and ‘stratified random sampling’ and as for the qualitative phase ‘purposive sampling’ was practiced. The results of the study showed that: (a) the average degree of weakness and inefficiency of the management criteria accounted for 3.64 out of 5 (undesirable), the competence of the trainers 3.39 (undesirable), equipment and training facilities 3.47 (undesirable), the educational standards 3.38 (undesirable), and the harmony of training with market needs 3.87 ( highly undesirable). Also, the average response of the four groups to the weakness and inefficiency of the five scales was 3/54 toout of 5 was (poor), (b) competence, motivation, talent, and interest of the applicants were noting line with the goals, educational standards, and educational content of the plan, and (c) educational procedures failed to carry out the training complying with the educational standards and authorized skills in each field. Therefore, the outputs of the educational plan did not correspond to the needs of the industry and labor market.