Methodology of Technical Training
Technical Training in Oil and Gas
”The importance of workers continuously redeveloping their skill sets is now widely appreciated. This is a recognition that changes in technologies, benchmarks, products, processes and business strategies are relentless and, consequently, the skills and knowledge that employees require keep shifting.”
J.Figgis and A.Standen
TECEDU provides all types of personnel training and development services, and has a first class background in providing training in the following forms:
Global industries such as the oil and gas industry understand the value of training and do not need to be convinced to conduct training or to train more and spends many millions of dollars annually on training.
7 key aspects of Technical training in Energy and Oil and Gas industries:
- Competencies are more important than qualifications because, when it comes to assigning work, competencies are the only currency.
2. Skilled workers are different from entry-level learners in that, on the whole, they are far more confident learners and effectively take charge of their own learning program if they have such opportunity.
3. Advanced skill learners require training with ‘bite’. This requires thoughtful instructional design where the trainer perceptively judges the degree of challenge (‘bite’) in light of each worker’s capacity to meet the challenge.
- The need for assessment and recognition of competencies. The evidence of workers’ skill and applicable knowledge must effectively meet a legal standard, which requires expert assessment of competencies.
5. The role of time in learning needs re-thinking. Extended and repeated experience appears to be a critical element in acquiring advanced skill.
6. Experiential learning to master leading-edge skill requires the learner to work alongside an expert.
7. Enterprises ought to conceptualise the workplace as a learning environment as well as the site where products/services are created.
“Training skilled workers: Lessons from the oil and gas industry”.
Extract from J.Figgis and A.Standen. Australia. 2005
Classroom training is instructor led and in addition to providing instructors that are subject matter experts TECEDU “Train the Trainer” programs for client employees so as to continuously ensure that our classroom training courses are being provided at the highest possible standard.
Simulation training can be instructor led or self taught and involves the use of either generic stand alone modules or custom built field specific programs. Programs are run on standard PC’s that can be networked together for more advanced programs.
Workshop training builds on the skills learnt in the classroom and allows the trainee to develop practical skills under the supervision and instruction of qualified TECEDU personnel.
Facility specific orientation training can be provided by TECEDU for your employees in advance of deployment to a new location within your organization. Training your personnel with insight into facility specifics in advance of deployment allows them to ‘hit the ground running’.
On-the-job training addresses the transition from the safe environment of the classroom or workshop to the hazardous worksite environment. This is a critical part of the development process that allows the trainee to bring together knowledge and practical skills in a ‘real time’ environment. Through mentoring and supervision, TECEDU instructors ensure that the trainee performs the task in a safe and timely manner. Gaps in knowledge or skills can be identified by TECEDU mentors and programs developed to close them.
Forms of Training
TECEDU provides all types of training and development services for Operations and Maintenance personnel, and has a first class backgroundproviding training to our clients.
Competence Management and Assurance Programme
Additionally to our training delivery offer TECEDU can help you build a technical competence assurance programme specific to your project requirements.
We will do a task analysis and then develop a roadmap for each designated job function based on procedural and non-procedural competencies. The Competence Management and Assurance Programme will provide you with a the framework for design and implementation of your organization’s training and development programme.
Performance based evaluations, using the Kirkpatrick model, will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum will be carefully discussed with the you.
The programme will prepare technicians for entry-level employment with carefully designed career ladders for advancement,high potential technicians can be promoted to Engineers Development Programme.
The standard will normally cover training for 4 key disciplines:
Our training programmes can be delivered using the following forms of training:
- Highly interactive Classroom training using Action learning concepts;
- Simulation training;
- Workshop training;
- Facility specific orientation training;
- On-the-job training.
- Short-term training programmes (theory & practice);
- Long-term training programmes for technicians and Engineers (Accelerated Technicians/Engineers Training Programmes).
All our instructors are highly qualified professionals with direct experience in international projects in petroleum and power generating business.
Long-term technical training programmes for technicians and operators can be certified/endorsed by a professional certification bodies such as OPITO or City and Guilds what will make them internationally recognised.
Action learning principles
Tecedu training methodology is focused on Action learning during each stage of the training programme. This will be achieved through combination of various training methods (work-based assignments, one to one coaching, group discussions, training etc.) that will guarantee a distribution of learning according to 70-20-10 model.