Why is it so hard to find good trainers?

We hear this a lot in the resource industry.  So here is one of the many reasons.

People are promoted into training roles from operations and the put through a Cert IV in Training and Assessing. Then they are expected to know how to be a trainer.  It takes 4 years of university to be a high school math teacher but you can be in charge of training a person to operate a million dollar piece of machinery that has the potential to kill multiple people at one time with a Certificate IV which might teach you how to make a powerpoint presentation – if you do it through a reputable provider.

Companies need to invest time and resources into their trainers if they want good trainers.  It’s as simple as that.

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