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Details for Training and Development Specialists


Description

Conduct training and development programs for employees.

Tasks

  • Keep up with developments in area of expertise by reading current journals, books and magazine articles.
  • Present information, using a variety of instructional techniques and formats such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures.
  • Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, and instructors.
  • Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
  • Monitor, evaluate and record training activities and program effectiveness.
  • Attend meetings and seminars to obtain information for use in training programs, or to inform management of training program status.
  • Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants.
  • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, and handouts.
  • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors or customer representatives.
  • Screen, hire, and assign workers to positions based on qualifications.
  • Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
  • Devise programs to develop executive potential among employees in lower-level positions.
  • Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training for employees or customers of industrial or commercial establishment.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients, including desired training outcomes, fees and expenses.
  • Supervise instructors, evaluate instructor performance, and refer instructors to classes for skill development.
  • Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
  • Refer trainees to employer relations representatives, to locations offering job placement assistance, or to appropriate social services agencies if warranted.

Interests

Education, Training, Experience

Knowledge

Skills

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