All full-time employees will complete the eight hour corporate safety policies and procedures conducted by Repcon Safety.
All full-time supervision will complete forty hours of classroom training that will include; supervision development, interpersonal skills development, What-If Scenarios, and leadership skills development.
All part-time employees will complete a 4 hour classroom training program on craft skills development to upgrade incumbent worker skills for work on process towers, exchangers, H.F. Alky, drums, and valves.
Repcon began computer-based training (CBT), during the month of April 2003. We have a computer based training labs setup in our offices in Corpus Christi, Houston, Beaumont and Baton Rouge. Thirty-five percent of training will be computer-based training (CBT). CBT will be conducted in-house, off-site and on a web-base. This training will be for all full time and part time employees as follows:
Part of Repcon’s training process offers our employees the opportunity to complete their required craft training modules at home and at their own pace. Repcon provides individual craft training models to their employees. The employees are required to successfully complete the training modules practice test. The employees are then offered the module test by computer or hard copy. Hard copy test are generated at the time the test is needed and all test are different. As employees successfully complete their required craft modules they receive module certificates and continue through our craft mentoring process through completion of their craft certification.
Fifteen percent will be a field verification program conducted mostly offsite. All part-time employees will complete a 4 hour field application and practical exercise. This skills demonstration is the second part of the Summer Training Program to be conducted weekly over a three month period.
All craft modules required field verification. As employees successfully complete the written portion of their required modules they are scheduled to perform specific documented tasks, specifically designed to mirror their craft modules. Repcon has NCCER field verification instructors that monitor the field verification test. Once the employee has successfully completed their required practical test, the results are forwarded to corporate and the employee receives recognition for completing the module field verification test.
Craft Training Programs
Subject matter experts at public and private training facilities will conduct the other Ten percent of the training program. This will be done through Del Mar College, The Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend (CTCCB), the National Construction Center for Education and Research (NCCER), the Contractor Safety Council of the Coastal Bend, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and other professional organizations.
Repcon offers paid tuition and books to all their employees that wish to attend an approved NCCER craft training program. These programs are offered at the Craft Training Center, the NCCER, the Associated Builders and Contractors and approved NCCER training centers. There are currently over 200 employees attending these classes in the Corpus Christi area alone.