What is vocational training?
In the simplest sense, a professional trainer is essentially a teacher who works in a business environment. They provide both obligatory and optional training for employees at all levels. Professional trainers introduce new systems and procedures, assist employees to develop new skills, broaden employee knowledge, and generally help each candidate’s personal development. Professional trainers must be passionate about helping people, who are knowledgeable and have enough confidence to talk publicly.
How to become a trainer
- Typical tasks of professional training may include:
- Speaking in public before audiences of all sizes.
- Leading individual training and coaching training
- Serving as a mentor for employees
- Organizing and running several workshops that perform observer tasks such as monitoring the engagement
- Development of the highest-quality training materials.
- Professional trainers need the same core competencies and characteristics as traditional teachers. Advanced interpersonal skills, consistently high energy levels and the trust to speak with audiences of all sizes, are an absolute must. They also need to commit themselves to continuous improvement in favour of the trainers.
- Additional qualifications and character traits of importance in professional training include:
- Excellent communication skills and skills in delegation.
- Advanced observational and analytical skills.
- The ability to manage your own workload.
- Interest in working in a corporate environment.