What does a Technical Trainer do?
Technical trainers design, develop, implement, and evaluate technical training programs. They prepare lesson plans, course outlines, schedules, and assignments. They identify the main objectives and skills or concepts that participants need to learn. They explain key concepts and principles, and create assignments or hands-on activities to allow students to develop practical skills. Trainers also work in close collaboration with other internal teams and stakeholders to develop course content and goals. They establish metrics for determining course outcomes and participant performance.
Technical trainers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in their field of expertise, although an advanced degree is an asset. They should have experience developing and leading training programs or teaching in some capacity. They must be able to make technical or complex material interesting and engaging.
- Discuss training plans with customers to build custom courses to suit their needs.
- Maintain records of training activities, participant progress, and program effectiveness.
- Develop programs and processes that provide a service to industry, business, students, and/or other external/internal clients.
- Serve as technical assistant or point of contact with customer until 'go live' date and hand-off to support.
- Update course documentation as needed to ensure timeliness and relevance.
- Has a mix of being a technical instructor, a solution architect, and an evangelist.
- Coordination of training schedules to ensure the most efficient use of resources.
- Work in tandem with peers in technical training to develop best in class training department across all areas of training.
- Responsible for lectures, demonstration, discussion, and related instructional delivery methods.
- Deliver standard and customized training based on field needs and the delivery of new product and technology training in support of field readiness.
- Help to create, test, and review new and existing courseware.
- Build relationships with OCI product development teams to understand roadmaps and plan for content updates or new training offerings.
- Keep informed of and maintain proficiency with all company products.
- Coordinate logistics for instruction events, including scheduling classes reserving classrooms, travel arrangements and preparing workstations.
- Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business administration, computer science or railroad engineering or equivalent experience.
- Experience with LMS, Cloud, Cloud computing, computing, and Camtasia processes, software and systems.
- A leader and collaborator with strict attention to detail.
- Comfortable making decisions and suggesting problem solving measures.
- Can run expercies and other mechanisms.
- Prior consulting experience.
- Demonstrated skill at time management.
Technical Trainer Salaries
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Technical Trainer Career Path
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Technical Trainer Insights
“So far what I observed is the org is well structured and have built a great work culture.”
“There are always many opportunities to grow but no time/resources to develop the skills/knowledge required for any role.”
“Medita is a growing organisation with nice opportunities for any technical person with networking field.”
“We are required to travel at times but at least the hotels we stay at are top notch.”
“MyAnatomy Integration is a fantastic organization and team to work with.”
“People are great and friendly.”
“If you are fresher this is the right place to start your career and see the growth in your life.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Technical Trainer
When working as a Technical Trainer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Windows Operating Systems, Excellent Customer Service, Azure, Cloud Computing and Written Communication.
- Training Manager
- Training Consultant
- Training Specialist
The most common qualifications to become a Technical Trainer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.