Many factors determine the quality of technical training, for example, teaching techniques, classroom arrangement, and the organization of the training itself. The trainers, however, play a crucial role in the quality of the training. Professional and methodological competence here is decisive.
In cooperation with all ITA member companies, a uniform model for the qualification and certification of the technical trainers was established in 2000.
The objectives of the qualification and certification are:
- High quality standards for all training
- Highly skilled technical, methodical, and informative trainers
- Participant-oriented training management
The Qualification process
ITA Certified Industrial Trainer
All trainers from ITA member companies participate in a well-established methodological training curriculum and receive regular coaching from experienced trainers. Successfully passing the subsequent auditing process will establish them as an “ITA Certified Industrial Trainer”. Recertification for each trainer occurs at regular intervals to ensure that training provided by the ITA member companies conveys knowledge in an intuitive, comprehensive, and participant-oriented manner.
|TTT1 Train the Trainer – Basic seminar
|Coaching feedback from a Trainer
|TTT2 Train the Trainer – Establishment seminar
|Audit and Certification
|Advanced training for trainers to improve soft skills such as methodology, didactics, personality development, etc.
Seminars currently available:
Further qualification modules:
Insight into the job of a trainer at other companies ( One Day)
Each trainer attends seminars by colleagues from other companies. Attending two different seminars in one day, they will record their impressions regarding the trainer’s methodology and didactics as well as the seminar organization. In this way, the trainer broadens their experience and can incorporate findings into their own training.
At the end of the day, a brief exchange of ideas takes place between the guest and the Trainer.
Successful re-certification of SCA trainers
To ensure that the competence of the trainers is always on a very high level, knowledge expansion is an important part of the certification process.
This can be different courses in methodology, didactics and personality development.
Within an international trainer’s workshop near Heidelberg, SCA participants were offered a 1-day advanced training in methodology.
The core theme was interactive training and motivation for students.
In addition to the method training, the regular discussion of the assessments and the experience gained during own training sessions with the training manager, Sven Benetti, is also part of the re-certification process.
The participants at the workshop were from SCA’s worldwide subsidiaries and agencies, including Brazil, China, the UK, India, Spain, South Africa and the USA.
At present, SCA has deployed 26 certified trainers in 13 countries around the world to provide its customers with the best possible knowledge transfer.