The purpose of the Training Plan Guideline is to provide a guide to the client’s workplace training development to achieve consistency, simplify the review of training in mining companies, and identify training priorities in line with the company’s business needs.
Effective training environments optimize learning during training and on the job. Structure minimizes inconsistency in learning environments and aligns instruction to job-essential knowledge and skills.
Training does not just take place in a classroom. Virtually every interaction can be a training opportunity. The learning environment can be on-the-job, using social networking, written material, or online using web-based training or the Internet. Work and the workplace is the new classroom. Any workplace situation that provides a context for employees to think, learn, and practice – then provides immediate feedback – is the optimal learning environment.
Effective learning environments are the result of a structured process and proven instructional methods relevant to the content.
An effective training program starts and ends with the job. It includes procedures, examples, and exercises that are job relevant.
An effective training program focuses on knowledge and skills that are aligned to important organizational objectives. Alone, training is unlikely to change behavior. Workers need clear job standards, feedback on results, incentives aligned to desired results, consequences for undesirable actions, usable tools and materials, and effective business processes.