A Training and Development specialist is the expert who plans, designs, delivers, as well as monitors the training program for employees to improve their knowledge, skill and efficiency. The demand of a training and development specialist is present in almost every industry, it is even predicted that, in next ten years there will be a growth of employment in the field by 9%. Those with experience of developing online and mobile training programs will be much in demand.
The applicant should have a minimum Bachelor’s degree along with good presentation and communication skills. The educational background may vary from human resource to social science to specialization that is related to training and development field. Since we are living in 21st century, individuals with skills in information technology, use of online and virtual training programs are expected to be in the front line.
Many organizations prefer trainers with previous related experience in their line of job openings, although the requirement of job experience varies as per positions. For example, position in relation to HR requires experience of instructional design or Training and Development whereas it is also possible that some organizations may hire applicants with master degree.
A Training and Development specialist monitors the entire training program. In order to do so, they particularly have to follow certain structure to maximize the outcome of their training process. Below is the basic format that a Training and Development specialist needs to follow:
Apart from all these a Training and Development specialist also need to be aware and proactive in the matter of motivation, goal orientation, and use of electronic devices, monitoring training costs and creating enthusiastic environment for employees.
A training and development specialist usually works as full-time worker, though there may be a requirement to travel or occasionally spending few extra hours depending upon the project. They spend most of their time in giving presentation, dealing with variety of people and most importantly delivering the training program.
There are many organization and institution that provides varied range of classes for developing the skills of an individual as a trainer. A person having degree in relation to the relevant area with work experience may not require a certification, although it is always a good idea to showcase one’s expertise and credibility. None the less upgrading oneself always stirs the creativity.
It is being projected that over the next ten years, the employment growth in the field of training and development will increase by 9% (faster than average).
A training and development specialist after certain years of experience can move up to training and development manager or human resource manager. With the increasing demand and accessibility of lasted technology, a trainer also needs to hone his/her skills in the field of technology to introduce newest training initiatives, as many industries and companies are shifting towards media and technology-based structure. In order to promote, they may require completing advanced courses in the relevant field.
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