IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(7): 505-509 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.700

The Development of a Training Model for Occupational Competency of Production Supervisor

Chaloemphon Meechai and Somyot Jedjaroenruk
Abstract—The Occupational competency development of personnels in any organization was considered to be a vital factor for economic development especially in business and industry sectors. Supervisor played an important role in industrial development, therefore, the training of personnels to improve their occupational competency is very essential. These research main objectives aimed to investigate the components of work competency of the production supervisor in textile industry as well as to develop the training course for these personnels. The training course was then used to train target group to assess their training achievement. The assessment of their competencies obtained for the training was conducted by evaluating the productivity of work done by workers. The population of the study was production supervisors of textile industry situated in Ubonratchathani, THAILAND. The samples of 30 supervisors were selected from Vertex Apparel Co., Ltd which is a textile and garment company. The results of this study were as follows: 1) In order to develop work competency components, a total of two hundred production supervisors in textile and garment industry were selected as research samples. Accordingly, work competency components of these personnels comprised of six aspects, i.e. leadership, planning, monitoring and evaluation, process improvement, problem solving, communication skill. 2) The sample group was then trained for three months using to develop 5 Modules for training course. Data were collected at the end of training to assess their learning achievement by means of percentage. The productivity of work done was collected every 15 days for six months to compare with productivity obtained before the training. 3) The finding on learning achievement is 81.5 % which corresponded to the hypothesis. The result was an increase in productivity of about 10%, a 60% reduction in defects. The finding also corresponded to the hypothesis.

Index Terms—Development, occupational competency, training model, production supervisor.

The authors are with the Department of Technological Education, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: chaloemphon.m@umt.ac.th, somyot@kht.co.th).

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Cite: Chaloemphon Meechai and Somyot Jedjaroenruk, " The Development of a Training Model for Occupational Competency of Production Supervisor," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 7, pp. 505-509, 2016.

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