When thinking about being a Training Manager it would be helpful if we knew what some of the items that a Training Manager is responsible for. We all know that they are responsible for insuring that the new MIT's know what they are doing before they go to a new store. They are also responsible to the company to insure that we get the best people through the training process and those that will not be able to handle the job be let go. During the first few weeks of training is the best time to be able to tell on whether or not someone will be able to work out in the company by if they are able to conform to company standards as well as how fast they are able to grasp instructions.
One of the hardest things to judge is whether or not someone will be able to handle their own store after a few weeks of training. This company puts a lot of demand on their Store Managers and we need to insure that those individuals that complete the training process are well aware of those demands and have actually felt some of them during training.
Some of the items that I believe a Training Manager is responsible for that may or may not be widely known would be that they need to insure that the best training is being given to each MIT or Manager that they train. If there is a better way to teach something then it is their responsibility to train that way. Not everyone learns the same way, some people are more hands on than others and some people you need to watch a lot more and stand right next to them a lot longer than others. This is because people learn at different paces and a good training manager would be able to see this in an individual and be able to determine what route of training would be best for them.
Another very important trait in a Training Manager is one that will tell the MIT's the truth. I...