Aftermarket Insider Issue 79 - (Page 20)

A SS o C i AT i o n n E W S head of the class The Timken Company 20 12 Recognized at Town Hall, winners of the AAIA Head of the Class Award are chosen for their continual investment in employee education and training, and their promotion of the value and benefit that this investment provides to their companies, employees and the industry as a whole. Below is insight from Mary Kosita, Manager, Timken University, The Timken Company, in Canton, Ohio, the recipient of the 2012 Head of the Class Award in the manufacturer (large) category. How did your company recognize that training was so important? How has the training strategy evolved? Training and development support the growth and sustainability of Timken. Associate development has many aspects from new hire orientation to company polices and processes, technical and functional training for specific job requirements, ongoing coaching, mentoring and on-the job developmental assignments, compliance training and foundational leadership development. Timken provides ongoing development to strengthen the connection between business priorities with the knowledge and capabilities of all associates. With this vision, together we are all stronger. With programs to support leadership development and technical training in our manufacturing facilities, associate development has evolved to include leadership competency training (such as communications and team skills) and basic life skills (financial education for today and for the future). What new techniques will/have you employ(ed) for 2013? why we offer development opportunities, how they connect to business strategy, as well as define standardized design and deployment methods and identify learning metrics. What do you think your training will look like in five years? Next year will be a turning point for associate development as we align our learning needs to business priorities with more structure to our learning program management model. This will provide greater visibility around With cloud-based technology, training and development will be more informal, collaborative and promoted through social media where associates can link their external learning with internal knowledge sharing. It will be more of a real-time training with opportunities delivered to associates versus associates looking for opportunities. They can leverage what they already know and 20 | AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 79

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 79

Aftermarket Insider Issue 79
President’s Message
Campaign Update
Industry All-Stars
An Aapexceptional Event
Member Profile
Technology Update
Campaign Update
Head of the Class
Impact Award
Market Intelligence
Government Affairs
Inside Technology

Aftermarket Insider Issue 79