Assessing the Ways of Improving the Industrial Power and Auto Mechanic Training Programs in Technical and Vocational Training Centers of Mazandaran Province

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in Curriculum, Department of Educational Sciences, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran.

2 Faculty members, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Technology, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.


Broadly speaking, education has a key role people’s growth and development, and as we have frequently heard, “education is at the heart of development.” Today, man’s knowledge, skills, and proficiency are increasingly gaining momentum as major contributors to the world economy. Present research attempts to find out how possibly certain training courses held in the Technical and Vocational Training Centers of Mazandaran province could be improved. This is, in fact, an applied research which was conducted based on a descriptive survey design where the required data was gathered through field study using questionnaire as well as the existing documented sources. The statistical population and sample included 3 groups of the addressee involved in the above mentioned training courses, in particular, 56 graduated trainees and 6 trainers from the training course industrial power (the 18-month program), and 65 graduated trainees and 2 trainers from the training course auto mechanic. The obtained information from the question with regard to the training programs from the perspective the graduated trainees, trainers of industrial power and auto mechanic was assessed using descriptive analysis. The assessment in the above three groups was designed according to the quality indices of each group, respectively, with 10 indices for the former trainees and 9 indices for the trainers of the two courses. And the results of the eventual data analysis were outlined in tables and diagrams.