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Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.
 Technology used in this occupation:
 
  • Computer based training software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Conduct orientation sessions and arrange on-the-job training for new hires.
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  • Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
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  • Develop testing and evaluation procedures.
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  • Conduct or arrange for ongoing technical training and personal development classes for staff members.
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  • Confer with management and conduct surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors.
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  • Develop and organize training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.
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  • Plan, develop, and provide training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
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  • Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
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  • Review and evaluate training and apprenticeship programs for compliance with government standards.
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  • Train instructors and supervisors in techniques and skills for training and dealing with employees.
  •  Skills
     
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • 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.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  •  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.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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  • 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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  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
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  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
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  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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      Related Experience:   A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $142,372.00 $68.44  $45.86  $51.43 - $79.77 
    Bridgeport/Stamford $153,865.00 $73.97  $48.44  $54.65 - $83.24 
    Danbury $110,909.00 $53.32  $44.99  $48.32 - $58.74 
    Hartford $135,732.00 $65.26  $45.44  $50.61 - $79.16 
    New Haven $141,576.00 $68.07  $43.09  $51.21 - $80.71 
    New London/Norwich $143,392.00 $68.93  $46.89  $50.82 - $86.91 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   81
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, but the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
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