Besides other strategies we have planed two concrete activities to better involve employers. These are:
1. Delivery of Training
By this plan, the employer will be involved in conducting the training as per their provided schedule during training session. To the extent possible, the training should be presented so that its organization and meaning are clear to the trainees. To do so, employers will: (1) provide overviews of the material to be learned; (2) relate, wherever possible, the new information or skills to the trainee's goals, interests, or experience; and (3) reinforce what the trainees learned by summarizing the program's objectives and the key points of information covered. These steps will assist employers in presenting the training in a clear, unambiguous manner.
In addition to organizing the content, employers will develop the structure and format of the training. The content developed for the program, the nature of the workplace or other training site, and the resources available for training will help employers determine for themselves the frequency of training activities, the length of the sessions, the instructional techniques, and the individual(s) best qualified to present the information.
By motivation to pay attention and learn the material that the employer is presenting, trainees will be convinced of the importance and relevance of the material. Among the ways of developing motivation are: (1) explaining the goals and objectives of instruction; (2) relating the training to the interests, skills, and experiences of the trainees; (3) outlining the main points to be presented during the training session(s); and (4) pointing out the benefits of training (e.g., the trainee will be better informed, more skilled, and thus more valuable both on the job and on the labor market; or the trainee will, if he or she applies the skills and knowledge learned, be able to work...