Utilities Services Specialists, Inc.


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For Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Quality Management




Importance of Training and Training Strategy


USSI's operation and maintenance philosophy is based on the fact that improvement in the employees knowledge and technical ability has a direct impact on the safety, efficiency, and cost savings for a business.


Our personnel have many years of experience in the utility industry. Throughout those years, our employees have seen many successes that can be linked directly back to a strong training program.


USSI organizes and implements training and mentoring programs to develop the skills of a workforce through classroom and on-the-job training. As these workers promote, the knowledge is shared, effectively providing a pool of highly skilled individuals that can become the future managers of the Island utilities and local businesses. An ongoing emphasis on training provides long-term benefits to the Islands that our company proudly serves.


Training Strategies should be developed to meet the following requirements:


1.   New Employees must learn the correct operation and maintenance procedures along with company policies, safe work practices, and environmental rules related to their new job.


2.   Current employees should be provided ongoing refresher training on important issues like safety and environmental issues. Refresher training should also include equipment operation and maintenance related training to confirm that all employees have the latest information on how to safely operate and maintain plant equipment. These refresher-training workshops also provide employees a scheduled training event to share and learn new information.


3.   Formal apprenticeship or skills training to provide firm foundations of knowledge for employees that are moved into skilled worker classifications. This would include electricians, technicians, operators, mechanics, machinists, and other skilled labor


4.   Advanced skills workshops for experienced employees to fine tune and learn new skills and techniques to be able to operate or maintain units or electrical systems more economically.


5.   Management and supervisory training to learn the important job skills to address personnel issues and business issues confidently and in a professional manner. 


Whatever training strategy is in place for your company, the key components must address the above issues to improve or maintain a fully trained, safe, and reliable employees. USSI can provide the assistance needed to develop a short and long term training strategy to meet the needs of your company.


Training Workshops are Available in the Following Areas

Generation                                        Management

Transmission and Distribution           Utility Operation

Substation                                         Dispatcher Training

Safety                                               Environmental

Custom Training Programs                Energy Conservation Alternative Energy/Fuels







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