Elizabeth Campos, IATSE TTF Executive Director, and Dr. Mark L. Johnson, Pittsburg State University professor, presented on Instructor Quality Initiatives at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans - Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs this week. Dr. Johnson teaches the TTF developed Train the Trainer workshops and together they discussed how specific teaching techniques can improve the learning environment and the impact use of those techniques has had on TTF courses and programs. Instructors who use a hands on approach, motivate and inspire their students allow for a class in which workers truly learn their craft. The TTF Train the Trainer focuses on steps trainers can take to make sure workers in their classes learn the content being taught including meeting worker-students' needs, customizing content and delivery, mentoring, motivation, using technology tools, and training and developing instructors.
You can read more about the methodology used in the TTF Train the Trainer in this article written by Mark L. Johnson, Ed.D. and Jeanea M. Lambeth, Ed.D. and published in Benefits Magazine: Redefining Instruction in Apprenticeship Training.