The long-term shortage of skilled laborers in the construction field can make preparing your company for the future a challenge. In a recent article for Construction Executive, author Wade Leipold examines the case of Faith Technologies, a company that has made a strong commitment to thorough, in-house training for its employees in order to secure its ability to operate for years to come. Read on to learn how this internal training program has worked for the organization.
Faith Technologies University is the name of the training program that the company established. The program includes both classroom work and hands-on lab activities. Training is offered to new employees, apprentices, potential leaders, and those interested in smart technologies. Program members get more than just technical training—the programs also include classes to help develop business acumen in all members of the organization.
As the program saw success, Faith Technologies began to work with industry partners to add new areas of curriculum, such as their ICIANS tracks, which focus on smart buildings and smart manufacturing/plants. Despite the fact that the program goes by the title “University,” one key to its success is the fact that it is not affiliated with a college or university. Instead of training students for hypothetical jobs, the program trains employees to better equip them to contribute to the organization of which they are already a part.
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