A module is a set of instructional resources that make up a lesson plan on a particular skill. Modules are combined to create a particular training program. A single module can be used as a stand-alone course for one particular skill.

A module-based program produces a highly competent workforce. It also gives journey-level people from each craft (or classification) an opportunity to upgrade their skills in areas where they may not have had a chance to work. The program makes cross-training between crafts possible and furnishes a path for new employees entering the various crafts. It also provides complete documentation of each employee's performance (competency) to assure he or she is qualified to perform the job.

Sample training module

Each module comes with a cover sheet like the one below that provides the following type of information:

TASK NO. ________
TASK: Gives the name of the task.
GIVEN: Describes a training situation.
YOU WILL: Tells the student what must be done to perform the task.
HOW WELL: Informs the student how well he or she is expected to perform.
PROCEDURE: Lists the steps necessary to complete the module:
Step 1 Study the material.
Step 2 Take a written test.
Step 3 Sign up for practice (if needed).
Step 4 Sign up for competency test.

Specifies the tools, resources, and materials needed to complete the task.

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Download an example of module "The Proper Care & Testing of Rubber Gloves & Rubber Sleeves

Training for Excellence

With Power Pros training, your company can expect the following results:

  • Team members are more confident in their ability to properly and safely perform their jobs.
  • Power Pros Skills Training not only benefits the team members taking the courses, but it also benefits those who serve as assistant course administrators. By administering the courses, those team members are able to keep their own skills current.
  • Apprentices are provided with a well-rounded approach that produces a competent journeyman in a short period of time.
  • Standardization and consistency, and meeting OSHA regulations.