A technical trainer coordinates training sessions, provides instruction and training, and guide developmental projects within the organization. One who works as a technical trainer typically has a niche of expertise with reputable certification; clients consult them for knowledge and guidance in these areas. Conferences, webinars, and lectures may be used to teach personnel from the designated company. Individuals in this position are also expected to create educational materials and coursework.
A technical trainer must advise and educate employees and managers to generate higher technological efficiency within the organization. Designing computer applications and appropriate data procedures are regular obligations of technical trainers. They also work in unison with the information technology (IT) department and the human resources division. Technical trainers also instruct pupils in the operation and reprogramming of a variety of technical equipment. The classes may be on system maintenance and upgrades, cyber security measures, and organizational safety. Informing a group of employees on new operating systems and assisting clients to raise technical efficiency is a constant duty for technical trainers. In addition, their technical training must be in line with the company's needs and quality-assurance regulations. Many employed in this position work full time and part time positions, and they may be employed in contractual work.
Technical trainers typically need a bachelor’s degree in computer technology, engineering, education, or information systems. Many technical trainers receive multiple certifications to train individuals in a myriad of specialty areas. Technical trainers must also obtain an ongoing education and certification renewals to keep pace with the advancements of technology and business applications. In addition to excellent technical skills and knowledge of programming languages, a technical trainer must be able to communicate effectively, provide clear instruction, and possess advanced presentation and social skills.
Technical Trainer Tasks
- Identify training needs that is aligned to company's vision.
- Develop training coursework including creation of technical classes.
- Conduct educational programs in information technology and systems.
- Observe and report employee progress and program effectiveness.