Training the employees in a top-notch maintenance department is a daunting effort.
In this guide, we tell you what you need to know about maintenance training programs in general as well as using online training courses and tools for part of your training.
The guide covers the following aspects of designing, developing, and implementing your maintenance training program:
Enjoy the free guide to maintenance tech training programs and let us know if we can help you out! We'll give you a little more information about what's in the guide "below the fold" if you keep reading.
The guide isn't exclusive to online maintenance training or even to maintenance training, really. It begins with a section that explains the benefits of training programs--you know, better, faster, more efficient onboarding, improve employee morale, better employee retention, fewer employee skill gaps, better training compliance, capturing and distributing the knowledge of aging workers and transferring that knowledge to younger workers, and more.
With some of the benefits of training programs established, the guide moves on to discuss some benefits of online training (again, any online training, not just for maintenance techs and maintenance departments). We talk about ease, speed, scalability, the unique benefits of online learning, and key advantages of online training for different stakeholders, including the organization, the maintenance training manager, and the employee.
Next, we discuss the role that online maintenance training can play in your overall maintenance training program. The guide begins with a discussion of your overall training program, learning organization theory, your organization's learning ecosystem, and different ways to use online maintenance training, including the 70/20/10 model of training, blended learning, and the importance of performance support (especially handy for maintenance techs!).
Next, the guide explains the key components of online maintenance training. This includes a learning management system (LMS), elearning courses, elearning authoring tools, mobile learning apps, and more. We even give you a sneak peak at some of the up-and-coming aspects of online training that will be a bigger thing in the future but are good to know about now.
Now that we have a common understanding of what online maintenance training is, the guide gives you tips about how to find the right online maintenance training for your organization. This starts with building an online training selection team at your organization and building use cases for what you want your online maintenance training to do.
Finally, the guide wraps up with some selection criteria for your learning management system (LMS), elearning courses for maintenance training, and maintenance elearning providers.
Hope you enjoy the guide! Let us know if you have any questions.