Work Site Training

Today’s railroads need cost-effective and flexible training choices. That’s exactly what The Railway Educational Bureau provides through Work Site Training.
Work site training allows you to:
• Maximize your training investment
• Reduce employee time away from the job
• Reduce travel costs by having the instructor come to your location
• Increase the skill level of your employees
• Improve productivity
• Achieve your training objectives
• Utilize your in-house expertise, equipment, and facilities

We offer work site training in the following areas:
Freight Car

Work site training is one of the most beneficial forms of training we offer the rail industry. Our work site training classes have provided many companies with a cost-effective format for productive training—especially when you have six or more employees to train. Your employees receive classroom and hands-on training with the tools and equipment they use every day from our experienced instructor. You tell us where and when you want the training and we'll be there.

We've presented a wide variety of Work Site Training sessions to our clients for a wide range of employees. Some of the employees we've trained have been new to the industry and some bring years of experience. Regardless of the experience level of your employees, we can tailor our training to fit your needs. Sessions we've taught include:

Hosting a work site training session can have benefits beyond the scope of the primary training initiative. For instance, our instructors may get the rare opportunity to observe your employees perform within their environment. This can lead to discovering ways for your organization to become more efficient. In the past, our instructors have observed behavior that has enabled them to make suggestions to help our clients. These suggestions have included such things as increasing AAR billing, fine-tuning repair procedures, and implementing more efficient ways for employees to use tools and equipment at their disposal.

When you choose to take advantage of work site training, you'll be in control. You'll need to supply the employees to be trained, the classroom, and, depending on the topic being presented, some basic tools and equipment. We supply the instructor and training materials necessary.

Work site training is a great way to maximize your training budget. In addition to having our instructor on your premises, you'll save on travel expenses normally associated with training groups of employees. The Railway Educational Bureau (REB) will handle all travel arrangements necessary for our instructors—giving you less to worry about. Oftentimes, the REB instructor is the only one doing any significant travel—this means less downtime for those being trained when compared to sending them away for learning.

We'll help you choose the right curriculum for your needs. The REB has a wealth of experience, training manuals, textbooks, training aids, and instructors to draw from. We'll analyze your needs and help you select the best combination of resources to address your training criteria. We can even incorporate your specific safety rules and policies to deliver a comprehensive training package that is compliant with the DOT's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations and Association of American Railroads (AAR) rules.

Our work site training classes are presented by experienced instructors who know and understand the railroad industry. You can rest assured that the training you and your employees receive is second to none. Our instructors come from the railroad industry and have time-tested experience in their presentation skills and technical knowledge.

Contact us today to see how we can help you arrange a work site training program at your facility.