‘Talent Availability’ has been identified by our membership as the top game changer affecting our industry. EFC continues to develop programs to assist members with talent attraction, engagement and development. Our industry is gearing up for significant changes in the coming years. Of the 42,000 people that EFC member companies currently employ, over 10,000 of these employees are over the age of 55, which means there will be an influx of retirements within the next decade!
It’s important that we continue to train new staff so we can help develop the next generation of employees. It’s also imperative that we provide existing, tenured employees with professional development opportunities to help sharpen their skillsets and industry knowledge.
Developed by EFC for the North American electrical industry, our brand-new series of training modules supports your employees’ professional development and industry knowledge.
The Industrial Automation Playbook: An Introduction to the Electrical and Automation sector, its players and business.
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EFC Training Modules (Playbooks)
Here’s What Participants Are Saying About the Module
“Rexel Canada finds the Electrical Industry Playbook, developed by the EFC and its members, a very valuable training and development tool for our staff. To-date, over 150 personnel have started the course material and over half have already completed it. Rexel staff that have completed the material rate the Playbook very high overall with the highest ratings given to the Glossary of Terms and the Interactive Videos. With the struggle to train and develop new hires to our organization, tools like the Electrical Industry Playbook are invaluable. I would strongly recommend this training course to any organization on-boarding new employees or further developing existing talent.”
“The EFC Module was a really great way to better understand the kinds of clients I’ll be dealing with. Much of the ecosystem information will help me identify where a client lands and the best service to provide them with as well as who to get them in touch with. That kind of information is invaluable as someone new in the electrical industry!
“The level of expertise the module teaches you after is just right in my opinion. Not overly technical but enough that you learn the primary language and understand a lot of the planning clients have to go through to complete projects.”
“I completed my training as a newcomer to the Canadian Electrical industry and found it to be a great resource in understanding the Canadian electrical ecosystem. I was able to grasp the interrelationships amongst various channel partners as well as gain knowledge of the various types of projects and the bidding processes of products. The course definitely gave me a better understanding of the market.”
“I found EFC’s Playbook for the Industry to be incredibly insightful, especially as a new member of the industry. It breaks down the industry into smaller and more easily-understood sections and provides a very helpful glossary of terms that may be new to some. It really helped me be able to step back and see the industry in its entirety and how sub-sections connect and flow between one another. The interface itself is also easy to use and it was a reasonable amount of time to learn the concepts. I would recommend this program to both industry newcomers and more seasoned professionals looking to refresh their understanding of what an inter-connected industry we work in.”