Accelerating Effective Employee Training with TWI Job Instruction

October 01 - October 15, 2020
1:00PM - 3:30PM
Zoom meeting

$125 per person

Register Here

This same training is also taking place in November 2020; click on this link to register for that session if it better fits your schedule.  Also, if you missed the TWI Introductory sessions offered in early September, you may view the September 9,
19 minute recording here

If you are interested in sending 5 or more employees to this training opportunity, please contact Robynn Albert at [email protected]  

VMEC and the VT Department of Labor have partnered to address a critical need that many manufacturers have to increase attracting and training new employees, and/or retaining, cross-training, and upskilling existing employees. Training Within Industry Job Instruction (TWI JI) training, delivered remotely, can help manufacturers who are facing these challenges caused or made worse by the global pandemic.

Implementing a training system using the simple and repeatable Training Within Industry  methods allows a company to address immediate challenges, such as:

  • Plans for existing employees to build skills and flexibility through cross training
  • Identifying risks and mitigating exposure in areas that might be shut down if a key employee were unavailable
  • Identifying  areas where staffing is needed and plans for new hire training
  • Increase hiring pool; with ability to attract and train employees with no manufacturing experience
  • Preparing to access VDOL and VT Training Program (VTP) on-the-job training grants*

To help companies get the greatest benefit from this train-the-trainer course, a VMEC advisor will work with each company’s participants and sponsor to identify a meaningful implementation project.  Participants can then start their project at the completion of the training to immediately practice and apply the new skills and address an important company objective. 

Training Within Industry Job Instruction Training  (TWI JI)  was developed to provide companies with a training system to quickly and effectively train employees and track employee training.  

It has 3 components:  

  • Planning and tracking employee Training and proficiency using a Training Matrix;
  • Defining the tasks to be trained using the Job Breakdown Sheet (JBS); and 
  • Providing training to individuals using the TWI-JI 4-step training method.

This is a Train-the-Trainer workshop. The objective of the workshop is to train employees how to teach someone else a job using the TWI-JI method.  Knowing how to do something does not mean that we know how to teach someone else how to do it, or how to track their progress.  Instructors need to clearly convey each element of a job task and why it needs to be done correctly.   We cannot have standard work without standard training.   TWI-JI teaches how to document standard work with a Job Breakdown Sheet (JBS)  and how to instruct others using the JBS.

The course is presented in 5 two-and-a-half-hour sessions spread over over 3 weeks; and will be fully remote using Zoom.  More than half of the  course time is  spent on applied learning to develop the skills of each attendee, including coaching on the development of a JBS and application of the TWI 4-Step Method. This learn-by-doing concept forms the key to the TWI teaching method. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Each company is encouraged to have 2 people attend the training together.   These should be  individuals who are responsible for training others (such as: supervisors, leads, trainers) and/or for managing the company’s training system (such as: HR professional, training manager, operations manager).   
  • Each company must have a sponsor for the course who will be responsible for selecting and coaching an implementation project following the training.   VMEC advisors will assist with selecting a project and coaching the sponsor.   If the sponsor is not familiar with TWI Job Instruction, then we encourage them to be one of the training participants.
  • Training Within Industry Job Relations training is also offered and participants are encouraged to consider both training opportunities.

Course Fee:   The VDOL has provided a grant for this training; reducing the per participant fee from $895 per person to $125 per person.   Each course is limited to 8 participants; so it’s very important that individuals commit to completing the course.

Dates:   October 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15, 2020 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 1:00 – 3:30 pm and November 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19, 2020 (Tuesdays and Thursdays), 9:00 – 11:30 am (Additional dates will be scheduled)

Venue:  Zoom meeting; participants must have a camera and microphone in order to participate in the course.

Our intention is to remove barriers to participation by reducing cost and offering courses at different times.  

Please let VMEC  know if there are other ways we can help you participate in this very important opportunity.  Email:  [email protected] or contact Patricia Giavara, VMEC Assistant Director, at  [email protected] or (802) 279-6103.

*All grant application processes, eligibility requirements, and approval processes for VT Department of Labor and Vermont Training Program would apply.

Payment: Please make check payable to “VMEC” and mail to PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0012. To pay by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX), click here.