Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering
Jack Byrd, Jr.
This thesis presents a Return on Investment, or ROI, model for various types of break-in training by utilizing employee learning curves as a factor of the cost. The model captures the additional profit earned when a company makes an investment in break-in training, training employees receive at the beginning of their employment. Research involves developing employee learning curves for break-in training vs. traditional training through experimentation. The thesis utilizes the improvement in the learning curve as the driving factor behind the profits. The ROI model is a comparison between the profits, or benefits minus cost, of a traditional and break-in training. The ROI model can be used to capture the exact profit that can be attributed to better training.
Trenbath, Kim L., "Assessing the return on investment for various types of break-in training" (2002). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1292.