How Companies Benefit from the Modular Education Program

"One of the frequent arguments against investing in professional development is 'What happens if I train my people and they leave?' A better question is 'What happens if you don’t train them and they stay?'" 

Tim Williams, Ignition Consulting Group, "Will Your Firm Endure," LinkedIn, September 2013

The MEP offers a number of benefits to employers

  1. Reduces call backs by helping to ensure the employee learns the right way of doing things the first time. Employers can designate their more senior employees to act as mentors for the new learners and monitor through the built-in program structure how well the learner is interpreting the concepts and applying them on the job.

  2. Ready-made training for new employees. The topics and curricula were laid out by a consensus of industry experts with years of experience in training new personnel.

  3. Can be used to train all staff. The technical difficulty is scaled so that new and non-technical employees can learn the water treatment concepts at a very basic level first, before going on to more complex explanations. The training can help anyone interacting with a customer to speak intelligently on water contaminants, the need for water analysis, and available treatment options.

  4. The training is efficient. By combining background reading, quizzes, and on-the-job practice and mentoring the MEP helps builds competence and gets new employees in the field faster than shadowing or textbook study alone.

  5. Focus on the contaminants, technologies, and applications most relevant to your business first. The training is customizable. Employers can modify the order of the training to focus first on the contaminants, applications, and treatment technologies that are most relevant for their business.