PROJECT TITLE: Standardization of Training for Training Administrators
Project completed Apr. 2018
- PI: Dr. John Griffin, Associate Professor of Air Traffic Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Co-PI: Dr. William Coyne, Professor and Program Coordinator of the Air Traffic Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Student: Alyssa Pavlik
- Industry Partner: Washington Consulting Group
- FAA Sponsor: Scott Gilson, Technical Training (AJI-2)
- FAA Technical Monitor: Ronald Bright
Individuals may be thrust into the position of Training Administrator without prior experience in the effective application of training. Any training provided to them may be facility centric, lacking external situational experiences. The training is usually provided, managed, and assessed by facilities. This style of training lacks the type of robust and diverse training that would be provided by an organization-wide, standardization program.
This project will research and compare the training needs of multiple facilities to recommend a standardized training program that will “train the trainers” and enhance their knowledge base along with their performance level. The resulting program will result in Training Administrators that will be more knowledgeable in the aspects and requirements of training their personnel, producing more capable, confident, and well-rounded administrators with a standardized approach to training.
Expected Project Outcomes:
- Understand what training is needed for FAA personnel as they assume the role of Training Administrators.
- Analyze current field training content and methodology.
- Determine the best methodology to apply to provide them with this training information.
- Recommend a stand-alone prototype for standardization of curriculum, course structure, delivery, and integration.
VALUE OF RESEARCH:
This project will provide an analysis of current training and present recommendations for a prototype for standardization of curriculum, course structure, delivery and integration. The goal of this project is to understand what training is needed for individuals as they assume the role of Training Administrator, and determine how to best provide them with this information.
At the conclusion of this research, our recommendations to the FAA will address the following areas:
- Standardization/Consistency of training throughout the FAA.
- Modernization of methodologies.
- Creation of a more robust training program.
- Reduction of long “Spool-up” times for training personnel.
- Implementation of cutting edge training tools for Training Administrators.