work study

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Work Study

1. A program whereby a college or university allows a student to work on campus in exchange for a reduction in tuition or other fees.

2. A program whereby an educational institution combines theoretical study with practical experience. Traditionally, work study alternates semesters between classroom study and full-time, paid employment in a position related to one's field. This is more commonly called cooperative education.

work study

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time and motion study

an area of PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT concerned with ensuring the best possible use of human and material resources in carrying out a specified activity. Work study embraces the techniques of METHOD STUDY, which analyses the ways JOBS are done with a view to improving these methods, and WORK MEASUREMENT, which seeks to measure the time required to perform jobs.
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