Training and Development - Some Definitions
Training is that organised process concerned with the acuisition of capability, or the maintenance of existing capability. (Pepper, 1992)
Where the objective is to acquire a set of capabilities, which will equip a person to do a job a some time in the predictable future, which is not within his present ability, that person is often said to undergo a process of development. (Pepper, 1992)
Responsibility for Training
The manager of any work area is responsible, amongst other things, for producing a planned volume of workto defined standards. This workis done by the employees in that area, or by machines or equipment operated by the employees.
The manager must, for purely practical reasons of control of standards and quality be responsible for the work done by the employees, responsible for supervising them in doing this work and responsible for ensuring that anyone who needs correction or basic instruction gets it, and gets it to a level consistent with the quality and safety requirements of the actual work place, the equipment and the product. (Pepper, 1992)
Thus the manager of an employee is responsbile for training him.