Worker Education and Training Program
May 7-8, 2012
Purpose and Scope
WHAT IS A TRAINERS' EXCHANGE? A trainers' exchange is designed for trainers to share best practices and new techniques through a series of workshops conducted by the trainers themselves. The goals are to meet and share ideas about how to create more effective and empowering training, improve training skills, and exchange best practices and techniques.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Education and Training Program (NIEHS WETP) held a National Trainers' Exchange for safety and health trainers funded under its DOE Nuclear Worker Training Program. The NIEHS WETP in partnership with the DOE funds eight consortia to provide safety and health training to the people who make up the workforce engaged in environmental restoration activities at DOE nuclear weapons sites. Over 35,000 workers are trained annually under this program.
Key to the success of this program is a core of skilled, motivated trainers. This includes worker trainers - peers who combine their on the job knowledge and credibility with solid instructional skills. A trainers' exchange is designed for these trainers to share best practices and new techniques through a series of workshops conducted by the trainers themselves. The NIEHS WETP has conducted a series of similar exchanges with documented success in achieving these goals.
Funded under the NIEHS WETP Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Worker Training Program
Who Should Attend?
NIEHS WETP awardees, DOE staff, contractors and subcontractors and trainers.
For more information on this workshop, contact Kerri Moran at the National Clearinghouse at 919-794-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.