Benefits of Hands-on Training

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  • Benefits of

    Hands-On Training Hands-on training in a field like HVAC is important because a lot of equipment and tools are needed to install, maintain and fix any system. This job is all about hands-on work and should be studied that way. Here are some benefits of hands-on training that can help prepare you for your career in HVAC.

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    Technology Schools with

    HVAC Training

    During the course of pursuing an HVAC degree, students will be tested on their knowledge of installing, maintaining and repairing heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems. It is the hands-on training that will help the classroom learning stick and will allow students to put theory into practice. Safety is also an important factor that will be taught both in the classroom and through hands on experiences.

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    5 Benefits Of Hands-on

    training Retention Materials Guidance Stimulated Learning Development of

    Critical Thinking Skills

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    Retention

    There is a huge increase in the amount of information that is retained by students who are given the opportunity to practice what they are learning in the form of hands-on training.

    When students sit and listen passively in a lecture-style environment, they

    retain 20% of the information.

    When they are given the chance to practice what they have just learned,

    that percentage increases to 75%

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    Materials

    Students will get a feel for materials they will be using in a job after the course.

    This is particularly good if the student is working with tools.

    A main reason for accidents in the

    workplace comes from tool misuse; knowing how to properly handle tools increases safety.

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    Guidance

    Students who learn in a hands-on environment have a teacher or guide nearby who can help them if they have difficulty with the tasks they are trying to complete.

    As they perform a task, if they run into problems, they can easily ask the advice from an expert who can help them perform the task correctly.

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    Stimulated

    Learning

    When students are given the ability to learn in a hands-on environment, they are stimulated and want to learn more.

    The student's appetite for learning increases and they are more willing to listen and pay attention if they have a task to complete.

    Students become more empowered in their own learning situation.

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    Development of Critical

    Thinking Skills

    Critical thinking skills increase as students

    learn in a hands-on environment.

    They must make decisions on what to do next to receive the outcome they are striving to obtain.

    They no longer have to rely on memory and attention as they sit passively in a lecture environment.

    These critical thinking skills stay with a student as opposed to material that is simply memorized for a test.

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    Sources: http://www.ehow.com/about_5136211_benefits-handson-training.html http://www.refrigerationschool.com/about-career-services/articles/why-is-hands-on-training-important-when-learning-hvac-technology/

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