APPLIED TECHNICAL COMPETENCY
Applied technical competency is the basis for increasing productivity and quality while minimizing downtime and re-work.
Knowledgeably designed multi-sensory training is created to improve technical competence. Such courses use workplace situations and terminology, providing an atmosphere of practicality for the employee.
With knowledgeably designed multi-sensory learning, employees understand the course material faster and retain more, allowing them to apply more of their new skills. Such courses allow employees to learn at their own pace which gives organizations the flexibility to schedule training in order to meet individual needs.
Avoid those courses that convey most of their instruction through words, phrases and sentences. As we have well learned by now, more than 40% of our workforce does not read above a 4th Grade level. Rather, the learning culture of their individual lives has centered around television. But, instead of disparaging television as a learning evil, insightful individuals have adopted the multi-sensory experience of video, audio, graphics and stills to enhance the learning experience for everyone.
In spite of this awareness, less responsible vendors have converted their written procedures and PowerPoint presentations to the e-Learning environment and called it “training.”
Not true! Not even plausible! That type of e-Learning is “information” at best (and, only to those who read well) — and, charlatanism at worst.
If you are truly committed to training initiatives that will enhance applied technical competency, multi-sensory learning is your only choice.
More tomorrow – – – – –
— Bill Walton, Founder of ITC Learning
“THE WORLD RELIES ON THE HANDS OF ITS MEN AND WOMEN”