Enhance Your Training Program

By working with manufacturing employers throughout the country, NIMS has identified 7 Smart Training Principles, which are universal and timeless constants for high quality customized training programs that should be the core of on-the-job training (OJT).

These Principles enable all stakeholders (trainees, trainers, and organizations) to develop highly customized training programs. While universal, these Principles are not designed to be a one-size fit all. Each organization can adopt and prioritize the behaviors that meet their needs. 

The Ultimate Guide to Enhancing Your Training Program is the initial step in helping you understand these Principles. After you have reviewed the guide, please contact NIMS for a link to a free self-evaluation to help your organization better understand the effectiveness of its OJT. Your evaluation results will illustrate gaps between your company’s current and desired training principles. 

For a deep needs analysis based on your specific training behaviors revealed through the self-evaluation, please see the NIMS seven step process below and contact us to schedule a consultation. 

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Needs Analysis Process

Step 1: Self-Evaluation

NIMS Self-Evaluation will help your organization better understand the effectiveness of its on-the-job training programs. Your results will illustrate gaps between your company’s current and desired training principles. Please contact us for the link to the free evaluation after you have reviewed the Ultimate Guide.

Step 2: Role Building

Your organization may select or customize existing NIMS roles to ensure each one is relevant to your organization’s needs.

Step 3: Expressions

Performance Measures (PMs) are practical experiences that validate an individual can perform all duties required of his/her role. Expressions are PMs tailored to your organization’s unique specifications and tolerances, accurately reflecting what your trainees will face on the job. NIMS provides a framework to select or design Expressions that validate trainee performance. Organizations may use Expressions to measure trainee and trainer performance against established benchmarks.

Step 4: Training

NIMS offers a suite of training solutions to implement our methods and tools including workshops to help industry experts become more effective trainers.  

Step 5: Enhancements

NIMS collaboratively works with your organization to develop methods and implement tools to enhance your training program. 

Step 6: Recognition

NIMS will work with your organization to develop a credentialing plan as a way to recognize organization members for achieving desired workforce performance.

Step 7: Post-Evaluation

Your organization's stakeholders will reevaluate training programs after Enhancements and provide feedback on NIMS services. 

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