Training Manager

Objective of the position

Responsibility for creating or selecting course content and materials for training programs. Training may be in the form of a video, self-guided instructional manual, or online application and delivered in-person or through a computer, tablet, or other hand-held electronic device. Training may also be collaborative, with employees informally connecting with experts, mentors, and colleagues, often through social media or other online mediums. Managers must ensure that training methods, content, software, systems, and equipment are appropriate and meaningful.

Training and development managers typically supervise a staff of training and development specialists, such as instructional designers, program developers, and instructors. Managers teach training methods to specialists who, in turn, instruct the organization’s employees—both new and experienced. Managers direct the daily activities of specialists and evaluate their effectiveness. Although most managers primarily oversee specialists and training and development program operations, some—particularly those in smaller companies—may also conduct training courses.

Training and development managers often confer with managers of other departments to identify training needs. They may work with top executives and financial officers to identify and match training priorities with overall business goals. They also prepare training budgets and ensure that expenses stay within budget.

Training and development managers typically do the following:
–     Oversee training and development staff
–     Assess employees’ needs for training
–     Align training with the organization’s strategic goals
–     Create and manage training budgets
–     Develop and implement training programs that make the best use of available resources
–     Review and select training materials from a variety of vendors
–     Update training programs to ensure that they are relevant
–     Teach training methods and skills to instructors and supervisors
–     Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and instructors


Description of tasks 

–    Conduct orientation sessions and arrange on-the-job training for new hires.
–    Evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of training programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
–    Develop testing and evaluation procedures.
–    Conduct or arrange for ongoing technical / Softskills training/ Product training and personal development classes for staff members.
–    Confer with management and conduct surveys to identify training needs based on projected production processes, changes, and other factors.
–    Develop and organize training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.
–    Plan, develop, and provide training and staff development programs, using knowledge of the effectiveness of methods such as classroom training, demonstrations, on-the-job training, meetings, conferences, and workshops.
–    Analyze training needs to develop new training programs or modify and improve existing programs.
–    Review and evaluate training and apprenticeship programs for compliance with government standards.
–    Train instructors and supervisors in techniques and skills for training and dealing with employees.
–    Coordinate established courses with technical and professional courses provided by community schools and designate training procedures.


Job Requirements

–    Bachelor's or Master's Degree in education, human resources or relevant field.
–    Proven work experience as a training manager
–    Track record in designing and executing successful training programs.
–    Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job or in classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations etc)