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Improve Recruiting, Onboarding, Upskilling, Retention, and Downtime Reduction with a Technical Training Program

Your technicians are some of the most important people on your team; without them, downtime would be a regular expectation and more of your staff could be exposed to workplace hazards.

TPC's Maintenance Training Programs

With fewer technically trained people entering the skilled trades workforce, and a record number of technicians at retirement age, every company with a technical workforce will be competing for the same workforce as it shrinks. It will be more important than ever to hire and retain the right technical team members to keep up with repairs and maintenance and avoid shutdown.

Regardless of whether your team will feel the squeeze next year or in a decade or two, you can set your team up for greater success now and in the future via a technical training program.

Every member of your team can benefit from training, and your organization will also benefit from a technical training program in these ways.

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  1. Learn to complete preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance is the top way to avoid emergency shutdowns, but if your team doesn't know how to maintain equipment, you can only react to problems. If your team only reacts to problems, the solutions can be costly in terms of repairs and downtime. TPC's seminars and online courses teach maintenance knowledge with best practices so your team is prepared to prevent downtime — and ready to troubleshoot faster when a part inevitably fails.
  2. Employ troubleshooters, not parts changers. Troubleshooting gets to the root cause of a problem and the proper part to swap. If you don't determine the root cause, you will have to replace that part again. We offer training from beginner to advanced troubleshooting and troubleshooting simulations to teach your team to find the root cause and replace the right part the first time.
  3. Preparing for a planned shutdown can prevent emergency downtime. When your staff is up to date on their training, planning where to drill and knowing how long repairs will take is much easier. Your team will have the expertise to perform planned shutdowns with the smallest impact to productivity possible.
  1. Continuing education shows your team that they are valued and that their skills deserve attention. Technical training provides important safety reminders and improves confidence in skills. In turn, improved confidence helps to increase productivity and engagement. Furthermore, engaged workers are more likely to stay with their employers.
  2. It's a great way to retain workers. Retention helps reduce that churn — the constant turnover so many companies struggle with. Depending on the independently conducted survey consulted, training programs improve employee retention by as much as 30-70%.
  3. Retain knowledge. Use on-the-job training assessments before and after training to find out how much employees learned. Use them periodically to see how much they retained and if it is time for a refresher.
  4. Get back to fundamentals. Even those who work on advanced troubleshooting can benefit from a refresher of fundamentals — especially when it comes to electrical or workplace safety.
  5. Brush up after a time away. Accidents tend to happen more frequently after workers are away, such as on Mondays, after vacation, or after year-end shut-downs. Use TPC to reinforce your team's safety and technical knowledge before getting back to work for a smoother return.
  6. Keep those good habits, but forget the bad ones. Your in-house trainer is your most seasoned technician. After many years, though, they have built up habits that help them keep your facility moving. But all habits aren't good. Bad habits contribute to downtime, and TPC's courses and simulations are a great refresher to ensure all those habits are good ones.
  1. Training is a benefit: Discuss training as a benefit when interviewing potential employees and include it in job postings. It's easier to say yes to a company with a training program that offers skills improvement, especially for those in roles with higher levels of risk and those who must stay up to date on code.
  2. Show their needs are important. Show that you understand their learning needs and are willing to invest in their skills, so they know how important they are to the organization.
  3. Differentiate yourself from competitors by offering better training, created by technical and training experts with best practices, fully updated technical details, and modalities that work for every learning type.
  1. Make it easier to attract workers. It's a challenge to hire under-qualified individuals, and then to go through the hassle of training them. Using TPC for your industrial training needs simplifies this process: you can be confident that your new technicians will have a thorough understanding of their craft after they've trained with us, because our deep knowledge comes from decades of real-world work experience using industry best practices.
  2. Hiring your whole staff for a new location. When opening a new facility, the hiring challenges are on a larger scale, and your team needs to be on the same page about procedures. Rely on TPC for all your training needs to reduce the need to fly in workers from existing sites to train your new staff, whether you need our instructors to come to you or you prefer self-paced online technical skills training.
  1. Promote from within. For companies that cannot find new workers and prefer to promote workers from within their own ranks, use TPC to grow new skills and transform entry-level staff members into technicians. When more of your workforce is engaged in training, more team members will have the knowledge and skills to complete occasional shifts in maintenance. This tactic helps keep your technician rosters more stable, since those who complete enough training are available as supplemental technicians, when needed.
  2. Refresh knowledge. When team members need a refresher, they can spend 2 days with one of our field-experienced instructors to get a deep-dive into a topic, or they can take any number of shorter-form online courses around their existing workload, allowing them to grow their knowledge without any disruption to your operations.
  3. Simulated experience. Use TPC Simulations to improve skills and demonstrate knowledge, or to find and teach missing skills, while supervisors get an overview of progress, accuracy, time, and money spent on repairs made in the simulated learning environment.
  4. Use a common lingo as skills grow. It's stressful when the terminology on a work order is unfamiliar. TPC's courses teach the common, standardized lingo and processes so your whole team will speak the same language.