The goal of an Inprocess Educational Program for Operations is to develop the individual and team capabilities, which underpin the plant’s operating and maintenance missions. To succeed, training must focus on closing the knowledge and skill gaps. Guided by this principle, effective process plant training hinges on four key steps:
The heart of the training process is the transfer of knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) directly linked to each trainee’s job competencies. This tangible link between job tasks and learning content is crucial. It shows learners unambiguously the concrete work outcomes that training will lead to and reinforces their motivation to attain demonstrable, measurable job skills.
Thanks to the profusion of available digital technologies, this transfer of KSAs to plant personnel can now take place in many formats which include digital supports, web-based learning, instructor-assisted operator training simulator (OTS) training and instructor-led practical training. The final learning blend is a smart balance of training techniques and tools supporting the creation of requisite competencies needed within the takeover timeframe.