These courses are intended to broaden the skills of electricical and
mechanical maintenance staff.
The approach to multi-skills training delivery varies
from company to company.
Some companies prefer to take a modular approach and
deliver small units of training on a regular basis (e.g. 1 day per
people away from their job for short periods, make it easier to find
cover for them or not even require cover
people find it easier to assimilate small amounts of learning
logistics problems arise from missing one day
time can be wasted revising what happened a week ago
if the course content is large it will spread over months
people do not become attuned to a learning environment
Some companies operate a long-term approach to
multi-skilling and the trainees are given the full term training (e.g.
10, 15, 20 weeks).
The advantages and disadvantages are actually a mirror
of the above.
On the following two pages you will find examples
provided as a guide to the general content and objectives of typical
multi-skills requirements. These examples were programmed for 16 week
Elec. for Mech and 11 week Mech. for Elec courses.
The content and timing can of course be tailored to suit
your particular needs.