November 2, 2022
I have had some very effective training and ineffective training in my life. The effective training that I have experienced has been with my current internship. During the first 2 weeks of training for my internship, I was able to shadow the previous intern who has been working there for a while. It was more of an effective training than other similar engineering internships I’ve had because of the hands on training method. The person I was able to shadow for my job gave me regular feedback and shared his experiences when he first started training the position. Along with this, an effective onboarding process that I was given was that I felt welcomed and well fitted in to the team. Another thing I thought really helped me and made my training very effective was that my supervisor made me send him daily emails after my shift with a look-ahead spreadsheet to see my measure of completeness of my tasks from the beginning of training and to the end of it. This type of training measurement is also explained in our learning materials as a post measure.
The ineffective training I have been through was for an assembly job where I built random display items for Home Depot, Lowe’s, and more. The training was ineffective because the group-building method of training applies to this type of work, yet the company didn’t display it or at least my trainer did not. Another thing that stood out to me was that during my training duration here, I really learned nothing new on the job meanwhile my current occupation I have been able to learn so many new things.