Training and Workforce Development

Undergraduate Minor

The field of training and workforce development provides a wide range of professional opportunities from assessment to design to instruction to organizational development. Trainers or talent developers design and present program focused on transferrable skills or technical skills that enhance professional development, leadership development, or work performance of adults in the workplace. Workforce development focuses on filling the gap between what potential workers can do and what industry needs for employees to do to be effective.

Undergraduate students who minor in Training and Workforce Development will:

  • Be prepared for careers in corporate training or consulting, instructional design, professional development, and many other related areas in education, business, industry, government, military, and nonprofit organizations.

  • Develop excellent leadership, team building and organizational skills.

  • Understand the characteristics of adult learners and how to apply adult learning theories and appropriate technology to effective instructional design.

  • Focus on techniques for maximizing engagement, motivation, and collaboration among adults in the workplace.

  • Study strategies for determining training needs and developing workforces.

  • Specialize in promoting organizational change through professional development

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Last updated: 12/06/2023