DOI: 10.1115/1.4059182 ISSN: 0097-6822

Apprenticeship in the Rubber Industry

C. C. Slusser


In this paper the author describes the apprenticeship training courses used by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, The training is of four classes—the production squadron, the engineering squadron, the Goodyear Industrial University Training Course, and the apprentice machinist course. Candidates are selected by means of an intelligence test, personal interview, and physical examination.

The production squadron provides production men for departments where extra help is needed. The engineering squadron prepares men for positions as foremen, inspectors, and staff assistants. The Industrial University Training group gives instruction to high-school graduates who wish to enter staff work, but require additional training. The apprentice machinist course trains men to be skilled mechanics.

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