Training is extremely important for the growth of any employee in an organization. Under these circumstances, it is important that this training be conducted by trainers who are well versed with the functional and knowledge aspects of the training. However, not all those who are subject matter experts are good at imparting training to others. Therefore, train the trainer programs play a very important role in ensuring that proper training is given to all staff members. Training the trainer is something completely different from training your other employees. Thus, for such training to be effective, it is important to know what goes into such training programs for trainers, as this will help formulate better and more effective training programs.
Here are some important aspects that such trainings should consider:
From the above discussion, it is evident that train the trainer programs are effective, provided they concentrate on the above issues and do not digress.
Train the trainer programs are an effective source of facilitating skills and knowledge to trainers only if the goal and objective of training the trainer is well planned, designed and communicated during the training. This tool is more effective in skills training especially in the acquisition of industrial skills. An example was when I was the Operations Director of a skills training centre called Ghana Industrial Skills Development Centre, established by the Governments of Ghana and The Netherlands to train trainers (facilitators)to handle the various industrial skills of fixing and finding solutions to challenges and problems normally encountered in the work world of industry. A very good tool of impacting skills and knowledge.
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