Customized Training 101

What is customized training?

Customized training is a program through which certified college instructors teach technical skills to workers in private, civic and public sectors in order to enhance workplace performance and to prepare employees to test for industry certifications.

Why is customized training advantageous?

The evolving standards of industry-specific certification and the emergence of new technology impel workers to update their skills and, in some situations, to demonstrate their new proficiencies on certification exams.  Companies and agencies can prepare their employees to meet these challenges through customized training.

How convenient is customized training?

Customized training is flexible.  Some college providers deliver customized training either on-site or at a campus-based training facility.  In either case, the training is designed to fit the schedule of the workplace.

How do I know the training is what my workers need?

The training is workplace-specific.  Customized training is not a one-size-fits-all approach to professional development.  When an employer contracts with a college for customized training, the learning modules are tailored to the needs of the client.  The training is also hands-on so that the employees can practice what they learn.

Is it affordable?

Customized training is efficient and affordable, particularly for organizations that cannot afford to hire in-house training staff members who have the teaching experience that college instructors have.  

Who are the instructors?

College instructors have all of the certifications that the employees strive to attain, and they have the teaching experience requisite for preparing their students for certification testing as well as for the day-to-day challenges that new technology and stricter industry competency standards impose.  College instructors also have the industry experience; they have been where their students are, understand their needs, and can answer their questions.

Where may I obtain more information about customized training?

Western Technical College in El Paso, Texas, offers customized training throughout Texas, the United States, and abroad.  The industries in which training is provided are outlined:

  • Healthcare
  • Automotive
  • Diesel
  • HVAC
  • Energy management
  • Solar and wind energy
  • Welding
  • Business
  • Electronics
  • Information systems  

Its instructors have traveled as far as Kuwait and Taiwan to deliver customized training.  For more information about customized training in general or about what Western Tech has to offer, contact WTC Customized Training Coordinator Gracie Olivas:

E-mail: golivas@westerntech.edu 
Office: (915) 760-8120
Cell: (915) 238-2581

Information is also available online at http://westerntech.edu/customized-training

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