If you don’t have training standards in place when your organization invests in a training program, there is no guarantee that the employees who are delivering the training know how to successfully implement the program. Training standards reflect the agreed-upon standards of your organization and are essential in ensuring that your employees are given the training they need to excel. Training standards are particularly effective when organizations aim to standardize national or regional training programs.
The Competency Group has had a lot of experience helping organizations create training standards that promote quality and consistency:
- For HRSDC, we used National Occupational Analyses for Red Seal occupations to develop a set of learning outcomes and objectives for trades training programs across Canada. These training standards now work to homogenize training programs at post-secondary institutions to ensure that graduates have the skills necessary for work in any Canadian province or territory.
- For the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, we used the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for entry-level mining occupations as the foundation for several training standards that describe required curriculum components that will teach competencies necessary to the occupations. These standards are used as a tool to benchmark training programs across Canada to determine whether or not an industry program will be accredited.
- For the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, Apprenticeship Training Division and the Atlantic Apprenticeship Council, we are utilizing the input of stakeholders across Atlantic Canada to develop a modular approach to business skills certification for tradespeople. Using business competencies for Red Seal trades as the basis, we developed a set of training standards that outlined the expected learning outcomes and learning objectives to be followed by the training providers who were approved to deliver the business competency program.
If you need to develop training standards for your organization, please contact us to find out what we can do for you.