TRAINING NEED ANALYSIS- A MUST
Training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relates to specific useful skills. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at technical colleges and organisations.Today it is often referred to as professional development.Training & Development is the field concerned with workplace learning to improve performance. Such training can be generally categorized as on-the-job or off-the-job. On-the-job describes training that is given in a normal working situation, using the actual tools, equipment, documents or materials that they will use when fully trained. On-the-job training is usually most effective for vocational work. Off-the-job training takes place away from normal work situation which means that the employee is not regarded as productive worker when training is taking place. An advantage of off-the-job training is that it allows people to get away from work and totally concentrate on the training being given. This type of training is most effective for training concepts and ideas.The task of training can be broken down into a number of discrete components, each addressing a different part of the overall learning process. It is divided into - Psycho-motor Skills, Procedural Skills Knowledge Transfer, Communication Skills, Colossal Thinking, Attitude Learning, Performance Training and Physiological Stresses.The role of training analysis is to build a formal bridge between the available design data and the training media and training objectives, in order to facilitate the transfer of training elements into the operational environment. The training gap is assessed by a comparison between the goals and tasks undertaken by the individuals and the existing training. Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is defined as the “Identification of training requirements and the most cost effective means of meeting those requirements”. TNA helps in speeding up the transition of adopting change, Reducing the risk and impact on the business and ensures that your people are not only prepared for the change but fully equipped. It is carried out by all the organisations to ensure that the workforce is headed in the right direction.