New models and methods for competence development
Today the prosperity and competitiveness of companies, both large and small, depend greatly on the competence and development capacity and capability of the people working for those companies. The significance and financial value of competence and expertise will only increase as competition intensifies. Therefore, multidimensional competence development activities are the mutual interest of companies.
Network Mentoring –program
In a business mentoring process mentees and voluntary mentors from different TBC member companies are chosen and matched. The mentee wants to develop himself/herself professionally and the mentor provides coaching, listening, advice or other help.
External Work Shadowing
In work shadowing an employee of a TBC member company expresses his or her area of interest in learning and TBC-office finds a suitable member company where the person wishing to learn can visit for 2 to 5 days. TBC work shadowing has been one of the most famous ways of learning from others, practically and quickly.
Knowledge Networking is experience-based knowledge sharing with acolleague or a fellow worker from other TBC companies. Internal cases of member companies are used as examples of good practices. Cases tie up theory and practice in an easy and concrete way for participants to follow and to apply in their own companies. The new learning methods applied during the knowledge networking are called Quick Learn and Share´n´Learn.
Business-driven Training Activities
TBC identifies and defines competence development needs proactively with its’ member companies and carefully plans business-driven development programs, courses, seminars and other learning processes for the member businesses. The most suitable training institutions, universities and polytechnics are chosen as partners in different competence development situations. TBC has wide networks and intense co-operation with the learning industry and it is also responsible for communicating the exact needs of today’s business development requirements to the learning industry. When businesses voice their common needs to training institutions together, the messages gain more emphasis.