South Seattle College’s Georgetown Campus is known as the area’s premier workforce education and training center.
The Georgetown Campus Apprenticeship & Education Center trains more than 3,000 apprentices and journey-level workers annually in 50 different trades.
The South Seattle College Apprenticeship and Education Center is offering an opportunity to gain certification as a trainer. The ‘Train the Trainer’ program involves a full day of training. You can read the full notice about this opportunity, excerpted below, here.
Please note that the date of the upcoming training program was not available at the time of writing. Contact details are included, below, should you wish more information.
Mentorship Matters – Communication
The Train the Trainer program uses the Mentorship Matters curriculum, which has two parts: Communication, and Mentoring. Both are designed to provide tools to aid communication and mentoring skills between apprentices and mentors.
The communication workshop covers six steps that will help apprentices become successful in their apprenticeship:
- Effective Communication: One way communication & Two-way communication
- Active Listening: Body language, Three steps to listening, Verbal and nonverbal cues
- Asking Questions: Closed questions, Open questions, Learning how to open closed questions
- Receiving Feedback: How to deal with a situation when you are not receiving feedback, learn how to receive feedback and the key points to focus on
- Proactive Learning: Seeing it, hearing it, trying it, figure out our strengths in learning and use them in our advantage, continuous learning
- Setting Goals: Introduce best practice for setting goals, responsibility vs attitude, self-assessment (Responsibilities & Attitudes)
Mentorship Matters – Mentoring
The Mentoring workshop covers six steps that will aid an experienced journeyperson/supervisor to be more successful in mentoring their apprentices:
- Identify the Skill: Identify skill and set proper expectations such as: Safety, Production, Quality
- Link the Skill: Link the skill to the bigger picture including: Other Trades, Customers, Who, what, where, when, why
- Demonstrate the Skill: Best methods to demonstrate the skill to an apprentice. Introduce seeing it, hearing it, trying it as we had introduced to apprentices (Ask mentors to keep these in mind while mentoring their apprentices)
- Provide Practice: Different methods to create a safe, positive learning environment on the site
- Give Feedback: Introducing supportive feedback, corrective feedback, and feedback sandwich, Best practices in giving feedback
- Assess Progress: How to assess your apprentice, How to assess yourself
The cost to become certified is $525.00. The class is capped at 16 participants. More details about the curriculum: