Managers realize that productivity needs to improve. Supervisors recognize a weak area in production. A bottleneck often occurs at the same location. These could be indications that training needs to be considered. Today’s high-performing industries require employees to be skilled in performing complex tasks in an efficient, cost-effective and safe manner. When employees do not perform at standard or expectations, reviewing standards and expectation through training should be the first step toward improvement. West Georgia Technical College has the tools, staff and faculty to provide specific training to those that need it.
Questions to be asked:
- What is the organization overall trying to accomplish?
- Do the employees have required skills?
- Task analysis – what are the duties and skill level required to do the job?
- Is there a performance gap?
- Is training the best solution?
- What knowledge, skill and ability is necessary?
Job descriptions, performance evaluations, and organizational charts are valuable information in this complex process.
- Assessments can be done for most areas of industrial training: maintenance, electrical, mechanical, precision measurement, hand tool and power tools, motor controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, machining
- Skill gaps and areas that need improving can be identified in leadership skills, presentation skills, problem solving and critical thinking, time management, team skills