A not so wise business owner once said.... ‘what if we train them and they leave? But what if you DON’T train them and they stay?’ But here’s a twist.... imagine if you DO train them and they DO stay?
Companies across Nova Scotia continue to benefit from the cooperative effort between EMC and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education. Using the Workplace Essential Skills program and delivering it in a cluster format this initiative has delivered manufacturing focused training to approximately 2,500 participants in the past 5 years and it continues to impact manufacturing in a positive way. With the exception of one program which will wrap up early in 2018 our last classes have closed in programs such as Essential Productivity Skills, Intermediate Excel for manufacturers, Building Leaders, Change Management, Teambuilding and HR skills for non HR professionals.
EVERY CELEBRATION DESERVES A CAKE!
As in the past, participants celebrate at the closing and provide some excellent feedback on what the training means to them and what the direct results have been of completing their 40-hour program. Efficiencies improve, communication is improved, confidence improves, teamwork improves and most importantly they all feel good about having been given the opportunity to expand their horizons. Everyone also raves about the benefits of receiving the training in a room full of their peers from other companies, great EMC like networking.
SOME OF OUR SUCCESSFUL CLASSES, WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Participants are told they can be very proud that they work for a company that is interested in them and that is interested in the future of the operation. They can also be proud that they live in a province that supports and funds such great training opportunities.
Little did we know 5 years ago when we first attempted a class in HRM that this would blossom into the gem it has become. We recently had one participant complete his 6th class and he made it known that as a result of the progressive nature of the training he has moved from a lead hand to now being the production manager and is enjoying his new skills and role in the company. Well done indeed!
I congratulate everyone who has pushed their comfort zone in a class and I commend the companies that support their staff by allowing the time away for the training. Also a special shout out to those companies who provide us with their boardrooms for 40 hours (some do this without even having an employee in the class!) the support is greatly appreciated.
To conclude, stay tuned for news on more EMC / LAE Manufacturing focused training in 2018, more great things are coming!
If you have any questions on this activity or EMC in general, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANKS TO THOSE WHO PROVIDED THE ROOMS!