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Table: A Road Map To High Tech Training


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TABLE: A Road Map To High-Tech Training

SOURCE ADVANTAGES DISADVANTAGES

National training Trainers have broad Can be very expensive

experience with a wide and may not be tailored

audience and tend to be enough to your business'

up-to-date. or employees' needs.

Local training Cost will tend to be lower Courses may not be

or trade schools than for national training sophisticated enough for

companies. your needs.

Community A linchpin of the nation's Courses may not be held at

colleges training systems. convenient times.

A wide variety of programs Courses sometimes too

so you'll find what you academic.

need.

Trade or Training is usually Not all groups offer

professional specifically related training sessions.

organization to the business.

Local Programs speak to local Programs may be too

organizations, concerns. general or may be

like the Chamber peripheral to your

of Commerce business.

Unions Programs are developed for Usually available

specific groups of workers. only to union members.

Programs are usually

convenient to attend.

Mentors or Allows a designated em- Expensive to put someone

coaches ployee to focus on on your payroll or free

them from worker train-

ing. their normal duties.

Multimedia Allows people to learn at Technology isn't always the

their desks and at their best teacher. Can be

own pace. expensive.

Vendors and Immediate help with new Trainers may not know your

suppliers product. Often comes as business and are limited

part of package. in linking their products

to other systems.

Government- Commerce Dept. sponsors May not be located in your

sponsored economic extension programs around area. May be too focused on

development the country. Many states industrial production.

centers run their own programs.

DATA: EDUCATION DEPT., LABOR DEPT., BUSINESS WEEK


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