training train‧ing [ˈtreɪnɪŋ] noun HUMAN RESOURCES
[singular, uncountable] the process of training someone or of being trained:

• 30 workers are being sent to Japan for training.

• 90% of the graduates were offered on-the-job training (= training while working for an employer ) .

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Types of training
There are many different types of training. On-the-job training or in-service training is when someone is taught the skills and knowledge needed to do a particular job while they are working. Employees may be sent on a course especially BrE (= a series of classes in a particular subject ) or have to attend a training session on subjects such as health and safety (= protecting employees from illness or injury at work ) , time management (= controlling the way you spend your time in order to work as effectively as possible ) ,presentation skills (= how to explain something in a talk to a group of people ) ,computer skills, or project management (= controlling resources so that a project is done successfully within time and cost limits ) . In some jobs, employees can gain a basicprofessional qualification, such as an NVQ in the UK, or an advanced professional qualification, such as one of the examinations required to qualify as a chartered accountant, throughpart-time study (= studying at the same time as working ) . Day release is an arrangement in which a worker is allowed time away from work to go to college.
asˈsertiveness ˌtraining [uncountable]
HUMAN RESOURCES training which helps people deal confidently with difficult situations, especially when these involve opposing other people:

• Assertiveness training is aimed at improving the effectiveness of our communication style.

comˈputer-based ˌtraining [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES COMPUTING
when you learn how to use a computer or particular software by doing the special exercises displayed on screen and typing your answers to the questions etc directly into the computer. This training method allows people with different levels of ability to work at different speeds:

• Computer-based training is expected to be the biggest professional market for multimedia products in the future.

ˈmanagement ˌtraining [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES
actions, courses etc to improve the skills of managers in a company:

• British companies have doubled their level of management training and development in the last 10 years.

sensiˈtivity ˌtraining [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES
special training to help employees to be aware of the different types of people they deal with in their job:

• Sensitivity training alerts employees to customer needs.

• The study recommends cross-cultural sensitivity training for court personnel.

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training UK US /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/ noun [U]
WORKPLACE, HR the activity of learning or teaching the skills and knowledge needed for a particular job or activity: »

Every new sales recruit must do an initial training period.


It is a three-stage examination, with a considerable element of on-the-job training required.

be in training »

In some cases, junior doctors still in training have been enlisted to teach.

give/offer/provide training »

Providing adequate training helps to develop a high level of motivation in a sales force.

have/get/receive training »

She has received very little training.

See also ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING(Cf. ↑assertiveness training), COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING(Cf. ↑computer-based training), MANAGEMENT TRAINING(Cf. ↑management training), SENSITIVITY TRAINING(Cf. ↑sensitivity training)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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