The power and utilities industry is one with an ongoing capacity to change the world and how it functions—all the way from wide scale policy changes to guiding interactions with individual customers. As a result, every aspect of the industry should operate under a consistent, adaptive, and proven system of regulations.
The Systemic Approach to Training (SAT) is a tried-and-true method of ensuring consistent, optimal performance at all levels of a company. Its many advantages are what make it ideal for electrical training, power generation training, and all other forms of power and utilities continuing education.
The Power and Utilities Training Programs at 360training are designed based on the ADDIE model—a structure and systematic approach to creating a training program that involves the following phases:
What are the advantages of having a systematic approach to training?
Advantage #1: Organized Approach
Every aspect of the SAT focuses on organization and maximizing returns on employee education. Generally speaking, the SAT breaks down into different phases. Within each of these phases is further organization that facilitates information flow and promotes understanding.
That organization makes it, so people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are able to reach similar understandings; this, ultimately, reduces overall confusion for both the instructors and the training students.
Advantage #2: Clarity and Responsibility
With the transparency of information brought on by SAT’s organization comes better understanding of where responsibility falls. If an employee fails at an aspect of their job, they and their superior can refer back to their training. Was the appropriate task covered in the training? This should be evident in training syllabi. If it was, then fault falls on the employee. If it wasn’t, then fault falls on the instructor and training organizer.
Fortunately, properly-executed SAT is transparent and will likely never put the instructor at fault.
Advantage #3: Recognizing the Student’s Needs
Though SAT may seem rigid through its organization, its designed to be flexible and adaptive to a student’s, and future employee’s, needs.
Through the implementation and evaluation process, an instructor will get to know what a student needs to get out of the training program and out of their position. In this analysis, they may learn about educational preferences or special needs. The program and individual education may then be re-shaped, if it’s appropriate and not obstructive overall.
Advantage #4: Recognizing the Student’s Abilities
Likewise, the SAT process will allow an instructor to recognize where individual students excel. During the design phase, an instructor should articulate how a student should be evaluated. During implementation, this may evolve as the instructor recognizes and brings out a student’s strengths. By recognizing these strengths, an employee will gain confidence in their ability to do their job, and ultimately do it better.
Optimal evaluation, up to the NERC Certification standard, recognizes that knowledge, skills, and attitude are all vital for a job well done. It is through SAT that an instructor can feel out which areas need encouragement, and which are fine as they are.
Advantage #5: Hands-On Design
Each and every organization has different protocols, expectations, and jobs to fulfill. The SAT is successful because it recognizes this and offers high company input within its strict structure.
Experts in a company will know which knowledge and skills must be communicated through the training process. Trainers, the ones who work hands-on with the other or potential employees, fit these requirements into a program that best works for them and the company. This process is multi-faceted, yet simple—which ultimately allows for little to no communication mistakes.
Are you interested to try our training programs in your organization? Request for a free demo here.