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Training and Development Specialists

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.   (O'Net 13-1151.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Applications Trainer, Apprenticeship and Training Representative, Auxiliary Personnel Inservice Coordinator, Bilingual Trainer, Commercial Instructor Supervisor, Computer Technology Trainer, Computer Training Specialist, Corporate Trainer, Course Developer, Courseware Developer, Curriculum Developer, Curriculum Writer, Driver Retraining Instructor, E-Learning Designer, E-Learning Developer, Employee Development Specialist, Employee Training Specialist, Green Jobs Trainer, Green Material Construction Trade Instructor, Hardware Trainer, Human Resources Specialist (HR Specialist), Human Resources Trainer, Industrial Trainer, Information Technology Technical Trainer, Job Development Specialist, Job Training Specialist, Labor Trainer, Management Development Specialist, Manpower Development Advisor, Manpower Development Specialist, Older Worker Specialist, Personnel Training Officer, Port Purser, Product Trainer, Resume Writer, Safety Instructor, Sales Trainer, Scheme Technician, Senior Instructor, Skill Training Program Coordinator, Skills Trainer, Software Trainer, Supervisory Training Specialist, Technical Instructor, Technical Trainer, Technical Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Assistant, Training Consultant, Training Developer, Training Facilitator, Training Personnel Supervisor, Training Specialist, Workforce Development Assistant, Workforce Development Specialist
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 14.94   $ 17.84   $ 24.45   $ 33.11   $ 45.62   $ 27.21  
    Yearly $31,080   $37,110   $50,850   $68,860   $94,900   $56,610  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 15.52   $ 17.85   $ 23.54   $ 31.93   $ 46.95   $ 27.60  
    Yearly $32,290   $37,140   $48,960   $66,410   $97,660   $57,400  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 11.42   $ 17.44   $ 26.99   $ 37.28   $ 48.50   $ 28.30  
    Yearly $23,760   $36,280   $56,140   $77,550   $100,890   $58,860  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 15.51   $ 18.15   $ 24.10   $ 29.47   $ 35.17   $ 24.23  
    Yearly $32,270   $37,760   $50,130   $61,300   $73,160   $50,400  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 885 923 0.4% 26
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Educational services; state, local, and private 10.7%
    Administrative and support services 7.3%
    Management of companies and enterprises 7.0%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 5.8%
    Computer systems design and related services 5.2%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Monitor, evaluate, or record training activities or program effectiveness.
     
  • Offer specific training programs to help workers maintain or improve job skills.
     
  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, focus groups, or consultation with managers, instructors, or customer representatives.
     
  • Develop alternative training methods if expected improvements are not seen.
     
  • Organize and develop, or obtain, training procedure manuals and guides and course materials such as handouts and visual materials.
     
  • Present information using a variety of instructional techniques or formats, such as role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos, or lectures.
     
  • Evaluate training materials prepared by instructors, such as outlines, text, or handouts.
     
  • Design, plan, organize and direct orientation and training for employees or customers of industrial or commercial establishment.
     
  • Monitor training costs to ensure budget is not exceeded, and prepare budget reports to justify expenditures.
     
  • Select and assign instructors to conduct training.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2008
     


    Knowledge
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
     
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2008
     


    Skills
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2008
     


    Work Activities
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  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Coaching and Developing Others - Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2008
     


    Interests
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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2008
     


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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
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  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists  updated June 2008
     


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    • Human Resources Development.
     
    • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Training and Development Specialists 
     

     
     
     
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