Total Cost of Training

…there are less obvious costs to consider when selecting the training that is right for your company.

Most manufacturing facilities work on a limited annual training budget. Therefore, every dollar matters and must be utilized to ensure that all personnel are fully equipped to keep production at its highest level of performance. Although we all understand that there is a cost associated with any quality training that your factory automation team receives, there are some other less obvious costs to consider when selecting the training that is right for your company.

Simply stated, Global Automation Training Solutions eliminates all of the extra costs by bringing the training class to you. Whether the training is held onsite at your facility or at a nearby location, your best resources are only a phone call away. And without all of the unnecessary travel expenses, more of the training budget will be available for either advanced trainings or for more students to attend classes. Either way, your training dollars are maximized and not wasted on travel costs. Dollars with GATS go towards training and not transportation.

Travel Cost

Flights, hotels, rental cars, per diem, fuel, cabs, etc. can easily double and sometimes triple the initial training cost for each student that you have to send away to training. In addition to this, an often overlooked travel cost is the time lost due to travel itself. In most cases, 2 additional days of productivity and wages are lost while traveling to and from an out of state training.

Potential Downtime Cost

Imagine the potential cost associated if your machine suddenly goes down while you have someone a thousand miles away in a training class. Perhaps you have other personnel that can get the system going again. But if that person in training is the most familiar with that equipment, it could easily mean the difference between fifteen minutes of downtime versus four or five hours. With any out of state training, you always run the risk of having your best resource a thousand miles away when they are needed the most.

Intangible Costs

Although there is no dollar amount involved, the student’s time away when travelling out of state to a training class does have a cost associated with it. If given the choice, most employees would gladly prefer to stay home with their family instead of travelling for training.

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A few words from our students and clients:

Global Automation Training Solutions provided our members with a great learning environment. They supplied all of the hands on training items and documentation to make the PLC training course very easy to follow and understand. I would highly recommend Global Automation Training Solutions for any programming and automation training.

John, Manager of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Our company uses Global Automation Training Solutions for multiple applications. The instructor always goes above and beyond to make sure all needs are met, even if not on the training topic. The instructor is always very knowledgeable in every aspect of the class. We have been using this company for years and will continue to use for a long time to come!

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Global Automation Training Solutions goes the extra mile to ensure all students understand PLC’s better than they did before the classes started. The Instructor is very knowledgeable and wants the best out of each student. It would benefit all companies to send their techs to training like this.

Larry, Maintenance Manager

Very informative and thorough classes. I learned more in a week than I did going to tech school for two years.

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Instructor was professional and courteous. Training was easy to follow. I would highly recommend to anyone. 10/10!

Josh, Maintenance Technician

Training with Global Automation has been a key to my overall success and improvement towards my role in Automation and Controls. The classes are very detailed and the knowledgebase is exceptional. Global Automation is definitely a key player in my Engineering Network of resources!

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