Training coordinators are responsible for the design and implementation of training programs in businesses and other organizations. Depending on their specific spheres of expertise, training coordinators may focus on administrative and planning tasks related to training; alternatively, a training coordinator may be closely involved with implementation. In smaller organizations, a training coordinator is likely to be involved planning and conducting training.
Training coordinators are employed by most businesses large enough to require internal training procedures. Work environments vary with the position, with some coordinators employed in a single office and others traveling to remote locations for training. Because of this, a training coordinator may need to work late or overnight shifts, or to work outside. Training coordinators also may have highly variable workloads depending on where they are in the process of designing, implementing, or analyzing a training programs. Most training coordinators report to a management-level supervisor, though coordinators working for a contracting company that provides training to multiple organizations. Senior training coordinators may also be management-level employees who supervise subordinates.
Strong interpersonal skills are a must for any training coordinator, as they must work with other trainers, experts, and trainees. Many coordinators also need strong data analysis skills, as they are also responsible for interpreting and reporting data on training program performance. A training coordinator is also expected to be knowledgeable in both educational methods and the content of the trainings. A bachelor's degree is often preferred for these positions.
Training Coordinator Tasks
- Conduct on-the-job training or classes to teach and demonstrate principles, procedures and subject matter knowledge.
- Coordinate training, lectures and discussions to increase knowledge and competence.
- Monitor students' use of tools and equipment, track progress.
- Determine training needs of workers.