If you run a business, it’s important to have great training program in place for any new hires. When  it comes to training, you have a few options, two of which are portable classrooms versus on the job training. Both of these have their advantages and disadvantages, and considering these will help you make the right choice for your company.

Classroom training 

There are many benefits associated with classroom training, especially if you’re using modular classrooms or modular school buildings, which are only rented when needed. You may even decide that for sale, portable classrooms are the way to go because of the conveience of being onsite and ready for use. Just as an educational institution can use portable school buildings and portable classrooms, you can use these for training employees as well.

The great thing about a mobile classrooms is that it gives all new employees a distraction-free zone where they can learn everything they need to know about doing their job effectively and efficiently. They can feel completely at ease as students, without any pressure from other colleagues, and they can learn alongside other new recruits in a professional yet relaxed manner.

The downside to this type of training is that you’ll need to invest in these portable classrooms. If you simply don’t have the budget for it, you probably should explore alternative within your budget.

On the job training

Onsite training, also referred to as on the job training, is a great alternative to using a classroom environment because it allows employees to get direct hands on experience. Rather than feeling removed from the work environment as they learn abstract concepts, they can see what they need to do in action. Many people actually learn better this way, as they’re able to get their hands dirty and see what the new position they’ve been hired for entails.

A great way to provide on the job training is by allowing a new employee to shadow an established staff member who can show them the ropes. Again, this is a great way for the new hire to really see what it takes to complete their tasks in the most efficient and effective manner.

Choosing the training that’s right for your business

If you can’t choose which type of training is right for your business, try incorporating the best of both. Implementing a mobile classroom to train your newest employees  keeps them focused on learning important things about the company before letting them actually dive into real-world tasks with on the job training.

No matter what method you choose, you want your training to be effective and make your employees to feel at ease. Providing your employees with a comfortable and a conducive learning environment will motivate them take on new challenges.

Kathy Werder, a freelance architect by profession, has completed her education from the University of California. A researcher by nature, most of her research papers focus on promoting integration that leads to sustainable and lean design and construction practices. Kathy is obsessed with the latest rage in the construction industry – modular building solutions. She is also an avid writer, and loves blogging about green buildings and portable construction units.

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