Workshop to help businesses create training programs [UPDATED]Published 8:59am Monday, July 15, 2013 Updated 11:02am Monday, July 15, 2013
When it comes to training employees, a majority of businesses use their own in-house experts, according to a survey in West Central Minnesota earlier this year by the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED).
A national award-winning two-day workshop in Fergus Falls this month will help firms improve or create their own on-the-job training process.
The “Expert On-The-Job Workshop” is planned for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, at the AgCountry Farm Credit Services building in Fergus Falls.
“Expert OJT™ is the fastest, most flexible training system available today,” said Kathy Carney, Area Field Operations Manager for DEED.
“It is a ‘train-the-trainer’ class where, in two full days, a business will own the proven tools and techniques to build their own complete, structured OJT program,” she said.
Carney says no previous training experience is needed because the system taps into a company’s internal experts.
“Once this workshop is completed, a business will own and operate their own internal quality improvement training program.”
Because of the hands-on nature of this workshop, the class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $145 per person, which includes the training, workbook, software, and lunch. More details can be found at www.expertojt.com.
West Central DEED Business Service Representative Rick Schara is available to meet one-on-one with interested companies prior to the workshop to showcase materials included in the curriculum. Contact Rick Schara at 218-205-1043 or 218-739-7560 to sign up or learn more.