Classroom Training for Machinery Does Not Work
Trainees need to experience real life situations
Training simulations or classroom training on machinery does not work because:
- ● trainees do not get an accurate understanding of real life situations
- ● trainees are not adequately prepared for the environments in which they are required to work which are often characterized by large amounts of often ambiguous information.
- ● trainees fail to gain the competencies required to act in a coordinated, adaptable fashion, and make effective decisions in a real working environment
Relying on classroom licensing for machinery is like allowing a pilot to gain a license without flying a plane. They may get all the answers right on the exam but you would not want to fly with them.
A practical trained operator is the most important component of a working machine. Ag Training’s graduates are all trained on real machinery in real environments. We seek out civil construction projects that need to be done in a local area and then use our supervised trainees to complete the work.
This provides a benefit to the local community while also providing vastly superior training compared to a simulator. The trainee experiences all the real life situations which can be expected when they graduate. A great example was when we undertook a grader course on Mornington Island and cleared and graded 20 km of road for the local community.
A good machine in the hands of a skilled operator is a powerful combination that provides increased productivity, high utilization and safe operation. A classroom will never produce a skilled operator. Ag Training’s hands-on training is essential.