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Training and Development Specialists

Design or conduct work-related training and development programs to improve individual skills or organizational performance. May analyze organizational training needs or evaluate training effectiveness.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
    • Design, plan, organize, or direct orientation and training programs for employees or customers.
    • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
    • Present information with a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
    • Obtain, organize, or develop training procedure manuals, guides, or course materials, such as handouts or visual materials.
    • Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
    • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
    • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
    • Evaluate modes of training delivery, such as in-person or virtual, to optimize training effectiveness, training costs, or environmental impacts.
    • Keep up with developments in area of expertise by reading current journals, books, or magazine articles.
    • Negotiate contracts with clients for desired training outcomes, fees, or expenses.
    • Attend meetings or seminars to obtain information for use in training programs or to inform management of training program status.
    • Monitor training costs and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
    • Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
    • Schedule classes based on availability of classrooms, equipment, or instructors.
    • Supervise, evaluate, or refer instructors to skill development classes.
    • Devise programs to develop executive potential among employees in lower-level positions.
    • Coordinate recruitment and placement of training program participants.
    • Develop or implement training programs related to efficiency, recycling, or other issues with environmental impacts.
    • Refer trainees to employer relations representatives, to locations offering job placement assistance, or to appropriate social services agencies, if warranted.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Learning Strategies

      Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    Knowledge

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 55940/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 26.89/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 11,100
    • Yearly Projected Openings 1,330

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail

    Tools

    • Overhead projectors
    • Notebook computers
    • Liquid crystal display projector
    • Laser printers
    • Desktop computers

    Technology

    • Web platform development software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Document management software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software

    Tags

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    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
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