The ACCA Now magazine, in its March/April edition, presented an insightful article by board member and CEO of Socal Airflow Pros, Cody Novini. He discussed a variety of significant topics, including career advancement, balancing work and personal life, and notably, the need for effective training.
As contractors, it’s our job to recruit and keep talented workers. However, without proper training, these efforts won’t have the impact we desire. A successful training program requires careful thought and planning, it doesn’t just occur by chance.
Starting a training program might feel intimidating, but as you start listing the steps and resources required, you’ll realize it’s quite achievable. To help you get going, I’ve put together a simple guide that incorporates HVACRedu.net‘s Online HVAC Training Courses and Programs. These courses are fast, convenient, and are perfect for busy adults. Plus, they offer ongoing support and career advice from expert HVAC/R instructors.
Assign a Leader
Every successful training program needs a dedicated leader. This individual should be passionate about their role. If they truly care about the training, they’re more likely to succeed. HVACRedu.net‘s dedicated instructors act as champions, providing guidance and expertise to ensure your program takes flight.
A training program may sound like a great idea, and everyone may be supportive of it. But without financial and time investment from the owner, it won’t be successful. It’s important to make the commitment, prepare a budget, and rely on HVACRedu.net‘s comprehensive offerings to see it through.
Establish a Training Space
Creating a designated space for training is crucial for a successful program. This space shows your team that you’re serious about the training, which in turn encourages their participation. Start small and let the space grow as the need for training increases. By designating a space and leveraging HVACRedu.net‘s training resources, you demonstrate your commitment, engage your team members, and facilitate optimal learning.
Accountability is essential in any education program. HVACRedu.net‘s platform enables tracking attendance, assigning homework, and providing quizzes and tests to enrich the learning experience. By setting high expectations and utilizing the support available, your team members will strive to exceed them.
Compensate for Training Time
Compensating your team members while they attend training sends a powerful message about the value you place on the program. HVACRedu.net encourages professional organizations to invest in their employees’ professional development by providing compensation. This not only strengthens commitment but also yields desired results.
Offer a Practical Curriculum
You can base your curriculum on your service technician or installation checklist. Each item on the list can be turned into a class session. Having a logical curriculum is essential. HVACRedu.net offers a wealth of online courses and complete programs that can be tailored to your needs. Remember to consider the ideal class length of two hours, respecting the time constraints of adult learners.
Set a Schedule
Create a six-month schedule and share it with your team. This shows them that you’re committed to the training and also helps you stick to the plan. Try your best not to cancel classes, even if you’re swamped with work.
Take the First Step
Many people leave skilled trades because they lack the education and training they need to succeed. They become frustrated or worried and decide to leave. But with the right opportunities and support, they can flourish. So, why not be the employer that provides these for them?
Taking that first step is crucial in providing the education and training that skilled tradespeople need for success. HVACRedu.net offers the quickest and most convenient HVAC/R training options, allowing you to be the employer of choice that provides the necessary opportunities and support. Invest in your team members’ future with HVACRedu.net‘s Online HVAC Training Courses and Programs.
The most important thing you can do is get started!