Construction Training Programs

What makes construction training a vital part of any construction company? Expertise and efficiency are two of the most valuable commodities in today’s business world, and having well-trained employees ensures you offer this to your customers. 

At ICG, our training department has been developing content for two years, leaning into the idea that well-trained professionals make happy customers. 

A Training Program in Creation

The creation of a construction training program, however, is not simple. ICG undertakes a long process of thoroughly and meticulously planning each module for experience and education. 

With each new module comes different challenges and ways of teaching new material. To begin every module, an outline is first developed that details each element of the training program. 

This includes videos, quizzes, and interactive photos. Although the outline is detailed, there is always room to add more information. One common occurrence in the training department is the addition of smaller, more detailed topics to cover to convey the necessary information to learn the overarching topic. 

An example of this is when developing the fall protection module, there was a realized addition of ladder duty types that needed to be added to the ladder safety video. 

The goal of our modules is to start folks at the most basic level so we can build on foundational knowledge. Creating consistency in learning is key, and construction training must seek to recognize this. 

Put into Practice

When the outlines of the modules are completed, the construction training team gets to work on the scripts. Much of the module’s learning content comes in videos so the learner can visualize the skill and practice. 

As the script gets finalized, the teams begin to pull content. Since they know what the videos might be about, pulling content such as connected images, links or research will deepen the learner profile of students. 

For example, in our nail gun anatomy series, students of the modules learned about nail gun use, safety and location of features through various images, videos and written scripts. 

Post is Where the Magic Happens! 

After the videos are shot, the images are chosen, the script has been written, and the content goes to post-production. This is where video clips get edited together to make a unified learning experience. 

The truth is, the better the editing, the better the student learns! If content flows together well, a student is more likely to take the pertinent information away, creating that knowledge base needed to get the job done. 

Encouraging Lifelong Learning 

Construction training isn’t about keeping employees busy in off time. It’s about enforcing a culture of lifelong learning. Encouraging this within the construction community helps us in 3 ways :

  1. Keeps community structures safe

When construction employees learn, our community structures become safer. A growth of knowledge means builds will be put together safer and more durable. It also means they will be more likely to withstand unforeseen shifts or environmental changes.

  1. Keeps community members, including employees, safe

Learning isn’t just about bettering skills. It’s also about working smarter, not harder. Keeping up with construction training means professionals are up to date on the safest methods to do things, keeping themselves and others safe in the process. 

  1. Ensures efficiency in builds, saving time and money

Learning and staying updated in construction training means professionals with have the most current and efficient methods of carrying out processes. 

It also means they will feel empowered enough to carry out tasks quickly and skillfully, making project times short and customers happy. 

Finding a Construction Training Program that Meets Your Needs

Whether your employees require complete training or a refresh, ICG stands for innovation and lifelong learning. We encourage all construction professionals to seek new learning opportunities. Want to know more? Contact us for further information on construction training. 

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