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National workshop comes to Alexandria

When it comes to training employees, a majority of businesses use their own in-house experts, according to a regional survey by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

To help firms evaluate, improve or even create their own measurable internal training program, a nationally recognized, award-winning two-day workshop will be offered by DEED Workforce Development staff in Alexandria.

The “Expert On-the-Job Workshop” will be held Wednesday and Thursday, November 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the AgCountry Farm Credit Services building, 1022 Broadway Street.

“Expert OJT is the fastest, most flexible training system available today,” said Kathy Carney, area field operations manager for DEED. “It is a ‘train-the-trainer’ class where, in just two full days, a business will own the unique tools and learn the proven techniques to build their own complete, structured and measurable OJT program.”

Carney says no previous training experience is needed because the system taps into a company’s internal experts.

“Once this workshop is completed, a business will own and operate their own internal quality improvement training program.” She said. “Plus, the process gives firms methods and techniques to capture the critical knowledge from key workers who may be nearing retirement.”

Human resource directors, floor managers, business owners and trainers can all benefit from this workshop, and any type of business that could see bottom-line improvements with better training are encouraged to attend.

Because of the hands-on nature of this workshop, the class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $165 per person, which includes the training, workbook, software and lunch.

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