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What are the Different Types of Job Training?

By Luke Arthur
Updated Mar 02, 2024
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There are many different types of job training, including on-the-job training and computer-assisted training. Simulations are another popular way for individuals to gain training for a job. Many times, companies will utilize a training center to teach all new employees. All of the available methods have different levels of effectiveness and are used in different situations.

One of the most common types of training is on-the-job training. With this type of training, individuals will learn as they are working. Most of the time, this type of training comes from a fellow employee or a manager. The theory behind this type of training is that it is easier to learn by doing than by listening to theory. Many people learn better when they start performing the tasks they will be responsible for.

On-the-job training is used by many different industries around the world. An example of this type of training is an apprenticeship program. For example, electricians and other tradesmen utilize the system to train new employees while they provide help at the same time.

In many industries, companies rely on computer-assisted training modules to teach their employees. These companies develop computer software programs to help their employees learn. With this type of system, the employee can sit down at a computer and learn the basic concepts of the job within a very short period of time.

One of the benefits of this method of learning is that the computer program will provide multiple methods of learning for the individual. Individuals can benefit from video, audio, and interactive lessons to learn about the job at hand. The multiple methods of learning accommodate every type of learner.

Another type of training involves a job training center. Many large companies have departments completely dedicated to training their new employees. An individual will be hired to be in charge of training all individuals who come into the company. Many times, this type of training entails several days of lectures in a classroom by the trainer.

This type of training can be beneficial because it allows individuals to learn with other new employees. This allows them to learn how to work in groups and interact with fellow employees. At the end of the training period, the new employees will usually be required to take a test to make sure the important aspects of the job have been covered.

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Discussion Comments

By cafe41 — On Oct 14, 2010

Sunshine31- There is also an organization called Women for Women International that offers job training assistance for women all over the world.

They offer training so that women can find work that is readily available or can start their own business. Disciplines like carpentry, bee keeping and cosmetology are among the many of the trades that this organization focuses on.

They even teach women in Rwanda how to plant crops as well asfarm in general. They also helped women in Afghanistan learn jewelry making and seek employment with a bakery.

They often go to remote rural areas of the world where women would have the least opportunities. It is really remarkable.

By sunshine31 — On Oct 14, 2010

Crispety-I know that Robert Morgan Technical School has a program like that. But with this program, the students take their academic courses in the morning and their vocational courses in the afternoon.

It is really great that a lot of these programs exist. Students graduating from the program and becoming plumbers earn a really good wage.

I know that Tidewater Community College offers a program called the Job Skills Training program that lasts about 12 months. Most of the community businesses participate in the program by assisting in the development of the curriculum.

People accepted into this program often get placed with the very companies that offered the curriculum. Their training is a simulation of what the actual job is like. It is a form of job training employment.

By Crispety — On Oct 14, 2010

Bhutan- There is a program for youth job training in Miami that offers vocational school training the last two years of high school for at risk youth.

These students would attend the local community college and take a series of courses that would allow them to receive a certificate to immediately enter the workforce as well as a high school diploma.

Some receive experience in medical job training and work at hospitals transporting patients. These students obtain a job training grant that allows them to receive their training free of charge.

This free job training programs give troubled kids options that they would normally not see. It also helps by speeding up their education and making it more relevant for their immediate future.

By Bhutan — On Oct 14, 2010

A lot of adult education programs in high schools offer job training assistance for vocational courses in the evenings.

Many community colleges offer certificate programs for job skills training. Often courses in pc repair, plumbing, dental assisting, cosmetology, graphic design, and medical coding and billing are courses that are available in which the job skills training might lead to a full time position.

Many of these programs offer job placement assistance upon graduation.

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