Training conjures images of sudden scheduling, disruption of their personal life, travel, long, drawn out sessions and a sense of relief mixed with futility when it is over. Hardly the best mindset for learning!

Our Training and Development emphasizes 

To coach in or accustom to a mode of behavior or performance 

To make proficient with specialized instruction and practice

To teach and form by practice, to educate, to exercise, to discipline

An activity leading to skilled behavior 

Training in our workplace is a process whereby people acquire capabilities to aid in the achievement of our organizational goals; it provides our employees with specific, identifiable knowledge and skills for use in their present job. 

Training is important because it has become difficult finding qualified entry level workers who posses the basic reading, writing and reasoning skills needed for our today's workplace. In some cases, we are forced to complete the basic training and development that the high schools and technical colleges fail to provide. A high school diploma and sometimes even a college degree, is not an indicator of the skills a person should have. The gap between the well educated, well skilled and the non-educated, non-skilled is becoming more obvious due to the decline in manual labor jobs. 

Training is also important in aiding in underemployment and employee retention. Many students come out of college and are recruited into jobs that aren't challenging and move them along slowly. They then quit in search for other opportunities. Ongoing training would keep these students interested and learning new and challenging things, also enabling them to move up quicker.