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What is "Training Transfer?"

Training transfer is the learner's ability to apply that they have learned back on the job.  The goal of training is to transfer learning into performance, which in turn leads to improvements in agency results. 

Effective transfer of training practices are key to improving the imapct of training efforts.  Traininig transfer is not an event; it is a dynamic and complex process.  Mutiple factors need to be taken into account when trying to maximize training transfer.

Many training professioanls commonly assume that training is transferrred from training to the job.  This means that it is assumed that whatever is learned during training will be retained or remembered over time and used in the right situations.  However this is usually not the case.  Trainees generally give training programs positive reviews and go back to the work with sincere commitments to change their behavior.  However, they usually return to their old habits in short order.

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