WINDOWS Magazine Autumn 2016 - Page 10

t ra i n i n g Training opportunities in the fenestration industry bob carter Advantages CEO Glass Skills Australia U nderstanding what training is available for your staff and contractors can be complicated and varies by state. In this article we’re going to demystify what training is available and how to tap into government funding to help offset the costs of training. The types of training available can vary significantly as can the delivery modes. Training can be completed online, face-toface, by distance learning or a combination model known as blended learning. Online Learning Face-to-Face Learning Distance Learning Blended Learning • Available 24/7. • 1:1 training. • Suits remote regions. • Easy to access. • High level of trainer interface. • Self-paced. • Company specific skills with onsite training options. • Self-paced. • Phone, video and email support available. • Mixture of other methods. • Higher learner completion rates. Disadvantages • Higher level of employer interaction with training organisation. • Requires a g