This year, several employees in our company completed internal training or helped out in other departments for a certain period of time. It has always been our priority to train employees to work in several positions. Because of covid-19 and the growth of workload of certain departments, the need for such practical training increased. This offers a solution to fill the gaps in the workforce where needed.
Employees received almost 500 hours of training this year. They also worked in other departments without a special training. Our CNC operators learned to work on other machines in their own department, they were trained in surface treatment and helped out in the assembly department. Our welders made their contribution as well. A MIG MAG welder learned TIG welding, two colleagues learned to use the sawing machine, additionally they helped out in logistics and assembly.
Our staff assisting the assembly department gave feedback. Working in assembly is very interesting, because it is a completely different field of work. Our employees broadened their view and see the end result of their produce. There are different parts, electrical components and tools in the assembly department, most of which the employees are now familiar with. The clean air and silence were also highlighted. It is just as clean there as in an operating room in hospital. Compared to some other departments, the work is physically not as difficult, and time flew.
Working in the logistics helped one employee the better understand the process: which items have been ordered and where to place them. He learned many new skills, because in the logistics you have to communicate more and also do more paperwork. He was especially happy, that he could practice his Estonian language, as many customers spoke Estonian to him.
It is good to see that our staff was ready to learn new skills and, in many cases, took the initiative to inform about training opportunities themselves. Many thanks to all employees who participated in the training, helped their colleagues to learn and explained how the work in their department is organized. Many thanks also to the managers for coordinating the entire process.