How To Begin An Industrial Training Program

If you needed to get to work but you don’t know how to drive, would you get into a car with someone with good intentions but no license and driving experience? Would you hire an account with no experience to do your taxes or one who has done taxes his entire life? The answer to these two questions is, of course, a definite no. It would prove detrimental to you and your business to engage the services of unqualified professionals. Yet, that’s exactly the same thing that happens when maintenance or plant managers send untrained employees to perform tasks they have been poorly trained for.

All industrial employees must be trained if they are to be able to perform their jobs properly. When you work with an experienced industrial skills training company, beginning a new industrial training program for your department can be a lot easier than expected. In order to decide what needs to be done, you’ll need to assess the skills of your industrial employees before determining your training priorities. ITC Learning’s web based skills assessment will evaluate your employee’s skills to determine what needs to be improved. This will determine what your employees know as opposed to what they think they know. Each of your industrial employees will take our web based assessment to demonstrate their competence based on the criteria’s we’ve setup. For instance, if two of your employees are hydraulics technicians, then evaluating for welding skills is a waste of time. If one of your employees is in charge of electrical repairs then having them demonstrate their knowledge of electrical safety is important.

While it’s important to have one person who is fully trained and certified to perform a specific job, it also necessary to train other employees about the general basics of that job so they can step in to help out if that person needs help or is out sick. It’s best to have an independent company assess—such as ITC Learning—your employee’s skills to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. Training is not a program, it’s a process—that offers long term benefits to your employees and your company long after the training program is over. Providing proper training to your employees is always money well spent.