Training Specialist and Subject Matter Expert
As a Training Specialist and SME for HSI, Joshua designs, develops, and maintains training courses pertaining to electrical theory, and power plant and gas refining operations and maintenance. Joshua also designs and develops material for NERC and oil industry compliance, and OSHA safety and compliance. In his role, he develops job task analyses, gap training analyses, progression planning, and performance matrices for HSI clients. In addition, Joshua conducts train-the-trainer and other classroom instruction, as well as training consulting.
Joshua shared some insights into his career, current position, and past accomplishments:
When and why did you decide to pursue a career in your field?
In 2010, I earned my Master Training Specialist qualification from the U.S. Navy and began developing curricula and conducting technical training and evaluations. Feeling the rewards of developing something new and fresh to impart to future military personnel set in motion my passion for pursuing a career in training and development.
What do you like best about your job?
Working in a tight-knit environment with genuinely great and dedicated colleagues. Working in tandem to consistently develop new and exciting products for our clients in an extremely rewarding experience.
What projects are you most proud of?
I am most proud of developing courses for an oil and gas client. This challenged me and expanded my knowledge base which provided an excellent benchmark for future projects.
How has your job changed over the past few years?
This field is constantly changing as the needs of the clients change based on new technologies and industry trends. These changes require me and our teams to constantly develop strategies to remain competitive and provide new and innovative products for our clients. Merging with HSI in 2020 has been a huge change and has allowed me to expand our product range to various industries.
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What motivates you?
Having a career that is exciting, rewarding, flexible, and enjoyable while being able to take part in a cohesive team that creates a great product for our clients. That, in turn, lends credibility to our company.