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    I am wondering what kinds of training programs different companies use for introducing new subjects to technicians. Around here it has been mostly learn as you go with a little introduction from a more experienced guy up front.
    My goal is to put together a comprehensive standard program using an outline format based on and referencing related standards for each type of equipment we encounter. A technician would review this outline with the trainee in front of the equipment with plenty of hands on practice. Obviously this is a BIG project and I would appreciate any feedback about this idea or suggestions of others that work well for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    I am wondering what kinds of training programs different companies use for introducing new subjects to technicians. Around here it has been mostly learn as you go with a little introduction from a more experienced guy up front.
    My goal is to put together a comprehensive standard program using an outline format based on and referencing related standards for each type of equipment we encounter. A technician would review this outline with the trainee in front of the equipment with plenty of hands on practice. Obviously this is a BIG project and I would appreciate any feedback about this idea or suggestions of others that work well for you.
    Have a look at www.relaytraining.com. Chris Werstuik is awesome. His handbooks and online discussions are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achandler View Post
    I am wondering what kinds of training programs different companies use for introducing new subjects to technicians. Around here it has been mostly learn as you go with a little introduction from a more experienced guy up front.
    My goal is to put together a comprehensive standard program using an outline format based on and referencing related standards for each type of equipment we encounter. A technician would review this outline with the trainee in front of the equipment with plenty of hands on practice. Obviously this is a BIG project and I would appreciate any feedback about this idea or suggestions of others that work well for you.
    When I was coming up through the trade it was all hands on, learn as you go from the senior guys. It sounds like you have a great idea, I would be more than happy to provide some input for what you have so far.

    There is a ton of good information found in test equipment manuals, IEEE standards, and Paul Gill's Book. Megger, AEMC, and Doble also have great literature on testing theory, this might be a good place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondGen View Post
    When I was coming up through the trade it was all hands on, learn as you go from the senior guys. It sounds like you have a great idea, I would be more than happy to provide some input for what you have so far.

    There is a ton of good information found in test equipment manuals, IEEE standards, and Paul Gill's Book. Megger, AEMC, and Doble also have great literature on testing theory, this might be a good place to start.
    Thanks for the info. I'll be checking out those references as I go. I've started with the NETA level 2 study guide outline, safety category. I put together an outline for a group discussion of NFPA 70E article 120 which covered 2 sections ( B & C) of the study guide. The discussion went well, most of the guys were already familiar with the basics, and we had some procedural questions that got several guys involved.

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