Friday, November 16, 2018

Industry Training Monitoring Tools

In my past blog, I had discussed the methods of developing an Industry Based Training Plan.  For our next topic, I will cover an important part of Industry based training, which are methods of monitoring Industry based training.

Importance of Industry Training Monitoring Tools

The Supervised Work Based Learning - Competency Based Learning Material (SWBL-CBLM) defines monitoring as "... the routine assessment of ongoing activities and progress. It is the systematic and continuous assessment of the progress of a piece of work over time. It is a basic and universal management tool for identifying strengths and weaknesses in a program.  Its purpose is to help all the people involved make appropriate and timely decisions that will improve the quality of the work."

It further emphasizes that " It is the primary role of the trainer to monitor the training. This is to ensure that trainees would attain the required competency at the end of the training program for them to be ready for the assessment."

With these, there is indeed a need of having the necessary tools to ensure that proper monitoring of our trainees undergoing Industry training is properly  monitored and training is adjusted as needed as different situations may arise during the training it self.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Design and Development of a Training Plan

In my last blog, I have covered the procedures in establishing Industry Linkages as suggested by the Supervised Work Based Learning - Competency Based Learning Material (SWBL-CBLM).

For our topic today, we will cover the development of a training plan that you can use when sending your trainee for an industry based training, aside from this, this, you can use this training as part of your portfolio requirement for this core competency.

Determining your Trainees Training Requirements

The SWBL-CBLM explains that, "Every training should be based on what was already learned and what is needed to be learned or enhanced. Whether your work-based training is in conjunction with an in-house training or a work-based training after an in-house training, you need to assess the training needs of each of your trainees so that you will be able to plan the appropriate activities that will enhance their competencies. "

"Activities that will improve the skills rather than repeating what is already learned should be the emphasis of a work- based training."

Although the SWBL-CBLM explicitly requires that the Trainees Training be determined, this topic will no longer be covered here, since the TNA method and procedures were already covered under the Plan Training Session.  

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Establish Industry Linkages

    The SWBL-CBLM explains that "Industry partnership is a very important aspect of work-based training. As a trainer you should be aware of the processes involved in establishing linkage. You should be directly involved in these processes so that you will be able to plan the training of your trainees."

    Trainers Methodology Hub LogoWith this, let us look at the procedures that the SWBL-CBLM suggest on how to link with the Industry for the establishment of an Industry based Learning and training and the other activities that the Trainer needs to perform to ensure a safe and beneficial Industry experience of all involved parties. 

    Systematic Procedures in Establishing Industry Linkage and Training Procedures

    1. Search for prospective industry partners 

      The document suggest that when choosing an industry, the Trainer needs to ensure that the "training of about 60-70% of the course components can be carried out." Aside from this, it also suggest for an industry "that has the  that has the potential to meet the standards of an organized work-based training," and is willing "to provide guided industry training or assign personnel to coordinate activities."

    Industry Based Learning and Training

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    The past tutorials were more focused on how a Technical Vocational Education and Training, (TVET) Trainer delivers and manages training. For this TM-1 core competency, Supervised Work Based Learning, (SWBL) we will now focus more on the importance of having an industry partner in the delivery of our respective qualification.

    The Supervised Work Based Learning - Competency Based Learning Material, (SWBL-CBLM) defines work-based training as "... a training delivery mode by which trainees are exposed in the workplace." It is form of training that is done in coordination with an Industry that was made possible through a partnership. 

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    Supervised Work Based Learning

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    As per the Trainers Methodology Level 1 (TM-1) Training Regulations (TR), the Core Competency Supervised Work Based Learning (SWBL) is described as a,

    "... unit [that] covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required particularly establishing training requirements for trainees, monitoring work-based training, and reviewing and evaluating work-based learning effectiveness to supervise work-based learning process. "

    This core competency, have three (3) learning outcomes (LO)s that a candidate needs to have achieved in order to be considered competent for this core competency. These Learning outcomes are:
    1. Establish training requirements for trainees;
    2. Monitor work-based training; and
    3. Review and evaluate work-based learning effectiveness.