Last week Gerard Huff was in Gemert, a town in the Dutch province of North Brabant in The Netherlands. He was attending an EasyStack training class with our OEM partner EasyIO for the purpose of Train-the-Trainer re-certification.
The Train-the-Trainer program is designed to empower OEM partners to teach their own training sessions so that they can be self-sufficient bringing their new customers up-to-speed with FIN. The program works in three stages:
Step 1: The trainer candidate attends our training class as a student. Step 2: The candidate teaches 1/3 of a pilot class. This class is hosted by the OEM partner and consists of their customers. The other 2/3rds of the class is taught by Gerard. Once the class is over, Gerard provides feedback for the candidate. Step 3: The candidate teaches an entire pilot class with their customers. This class is hosted by the OEM partner. In this class, Gerard monitors, fills in any gaps, and provides feedback at the end. If successful, Gerard approves them to continue the training program on their own.
EasyIO has two Certified FIN Trainers in the Train-the-Trainer program for the EasyIO EasyStack brand. Pedro Jorge, who teaches EasyStack training classes in Europe; and Shahrul Nizam “Foo”, who teaches EasyStack training classes in Asia and Australia.
This particular class was a re-certification class for Pedro as he is in his second year in the program. Gerard was there to observe Pedro’s teaching, provide feedback, and verify that he was teaching the material consistent with J2 Innovations FIN Stack classes. He passed with flying colors!
“Pedro is an excellent trainer. He commands a lot of respect from the students during his training.” - Gerard Huff
Foo (who was not in attendance last week), did his original certification in India.
Gerard had a great time in Gemert with the EasyIO team and found the town charming.
EasyIO has some upcoming EasyStack Training Classes. Details can be found on their website here.