Training Within Industry

Get a More Efficient, Effective Workforce – Without Having to Hire

Training Within Industry (TWI) has been called the most underrated achievement of American 20th century industry. First introduced during World War II, this unsung hero played a critical role in 20th century America’s war industry. With its simple genius, it helped ramp up a workforce in record speed – with outstanding results.

A timeless and practical tool, it remains a superior training concept today – especially in the mass production setting – because it helps to facilitate greater speed to market and remove waste associated with training time. In fact, proper Job Instruction can eliminate 80% of the most common problems related to:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Employee Relations

TWI applies to anyone who teaches anybody to do anything.

TWI Job Instruction teaches workers more than just what to do to complete a specific task. It also reinforces how to do the job, and makes them understand why the job must be done this way. Showing them the important steps of the task at hand, then reinforcing the key points related to those tasks, and explaining the reasons why the job is done this way is a proven methodology for helping a worker come up to speed quickly and accurately.

Experiencing a skills shortage or cross-training issue? We get your employees up to speed.

Everyone agrees there is a skills gap that exists now and will only get worse in the future. Coupled with the retirement of their most knowledgeable staff, the skills gap presents organizations with a predicament they are not adequately prepared for. TWI provides a vehicle to bring new employees up to speed and transfer the current and tribal knowledge to the next generation.

Provide your management team with the tools to succeed.

All too often good workers are promoted into supervisory roles but never given the tools or training to effectively make positive changes in their areas. The TWI training model follows a learn-and-do approach that ensures immediate payback and productivity improvements that can be applied in all work environments. It teaches supervisors how to quickly train employees to do a job correctly, safely and conscientiously.

Our Training Within Industry program develops employees, supervisors, and management for improved job function as well as more critical thinking and better problem solving. Over 50 Connecticut organizations – including more than 300 individuals – have completed CONNSTEP’s TWI program. Once it’s taught, it helps sustain high performance and excellence in quality.

Discover how TWI can help you train employees faster and more reliably, while reducing your business’s safety, productivity, and quality-related issues.

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