Training Needs Analysis
The most critical step in planning a training program is to determine exactly what training is required. Your training should focus on the critical knowledge and skills your employees need to meet your performance goals. You also need to build on the knowledge and skill foundation that already exists to make sure you avoid expending resources on unnecessary training activities. Finally, you need a comprehensive training plan to ensure that every training activity focuses on your performance priorities, and no critical requirements are overlooked. TPC can help you pinpoint this information in four ways.
Training Needs Analysis
TPC Training Systems provides a comprehensive Training Needs Analysis survey tool that covers hundreds of core knowledge areas for maintenance positions. The survey can be completed in a couple of hours by a few members of your workforce.
As part of this effort, we will analyze the results and give you a detailed report of your core knowledge priorities, and identify specific TPC Technical Skills courses that cover those knowledge priorities. This enables your organization to have the essential core knowledge training component of your training program up and running in a short period of time.
Job Task Analysis
Our Job Task Analysis identifies the knowledge and skill requirements specific to your plant systems, equipment, and processes. Our training consultants will interview your key people, and review your systems, equipment, processes, and documentation.
Our findings are summarized in a detailed report that identifies critical tasks, knowledge, and skills required for your specific operations, along with training recommendations to meet those requirements.
If desired, we can also evaluate your internal procedures and documentation and provide recommendations for improvement.
Knowledge and Skill Assessments
Once you define your job knowledge and skill requirements, you need to know what knowledge and skills already exist so you can build on that foundation. We can create objective Knowledge Assessments that focus precisely on your core and plant-specific requirements for each job position. And the thousands of time-tested assessment items we already have in our database allow us to create your Knowledge Assessments quickly and cost-effectively.
Our training consultants can also help you conduct hands-on Skill Assessments for every job position, and every critical skill. We can create detailed, easy-to-use Job Skill Checklists that you can use to evaluate skills according to your own criteria. We will even train your personnel in how to administer the Skill Assessments. Or we can administer the Skills Assessments ourselves and report the results to you.
You can use TPC Online™ or TPC Learning Manager™ to administer your Knowledge Assessments and automatically compile detailed data and reports on your employees' assessment performance. You can also use both of these products to assign, track, and record your employee's Skill Assessment performance.
Training Plan Development
We can help you integrate the Level One and Two Analysis, and the Job Knowledge and Skill Assessments into a comprehensive Training Plan that identifies all of your workforce training and development needs. This will provide your organization with a detailed roadmap for training program implementation and management. With a Training Plan from TPC Training Systems, you can rest assured that every training activity focuses on your performance priorities and that no critical requirements are overlooked.