It can be difficult to justify sending technical employees to an offsite
training session for a few days or even for an afternoon. After all, their
workload doesn’t pause just because they’re out of the office. However, there’s
a greater benefit for all involved here, regardless of your team’s size. The
sacrifice of having a few team members out of the office on occasion can mean
your entire team will run stronger, smarter, and more efficiently. Technical employees, including engineers, maintenance workers, facility
management and technicians, can return from offsite training with knowledge
that results in revenue and retention, among other benefits.
Increased process efficiencies
Employees who know how to work smarter are more productive and
positioned to take on more challenging tasks. This in turn can lead to
increased revenue, reduced expenses or both. This is a never-ending cycle and perhaps
the strongest case for ongoing employee training.
At Watertech U, our Boot Camp sessions take employees
through both basic industry solutions and problems (Boot Camp I) as well as advanced
techniques for water testing and corrective action
(Boot Camp II). These training sessions
empower your employees to come back to work ready to make improvements that
make your organization smarter and more efficient.
Improved capacity to adopt new
technologies and methods
Training sessions can introduce employees to new technologies and
methods that may otherwise take an organization months or even years to
implement. When employees get excited about new technology or an improved way
of completing a recurring task, progress is made, and the organization
continues to stay on the cutting edge of its industry.
Ability to receive continuing education
credits for re-certification
Re-certification is an ongoing item on an employee’s to-do list. It’s an
important part of working in the water management industry. Training sessions
offer your employees easy ways to keep their certifications up to date while
also providing them the opportunity to glean key learnings they can implement
to improve your processes.
At Watertech U, our next free training session
focuses on solutions to help industrial wastewater systems perform more
effectively at a lower cost. Attendees of both sessions will receive 2.5
continuing education credits from the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Increased opportunity to develop and
retain knowledge capital
A company is only as strong as its employees. When employees have the
option — and are encouraged — to take advantage of technical training
opportunities, the whole organization is better for it. And a little knowledge
can go a long way. When employees engage in training sessions and learn more
about industry solutions, they feel empowered to come back to work ready to
take on the world.
Increased knowledge to ensure
As hard as we all work to stay on top of regulation compliance issues,
it’s often beneficial to learn about new regulations firsthand from third party
experts. Employees gain a better understanding of compliance regulations and
ways to stay compliant without disrupting business-as-usual. This peace of mind
protects a company’s reputation with its customers, the community, and keeps it
free from expensive fines.
Higher job satisfaction, morale and
Employees want to work for companies that empower them and, in turn,
they can be proud of. Provide educational and training opportunities for your
employees that show them you’re interested in investing in them and their
future. Attending industry training sessions like those at Watertech U also
give employees the opportunity to socialize within their industry by netowkring
with peers and meeting new facility contacts in neighboring industries.
Having an employee training strategy in place is extremely valuable. It
ensures employees are gaining industry knowledge on a regular basis that helps
them work smarter and be in better control of your water quality system and
management plan. To learn more about free upcoming Watertech U training
sessions and how they can help your team, visit our website.