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Training Within Industry

TWI consists of standardized programs addressing the essential skills needed by supervisors, team leaders, and anyone indirectly leading others.

Training Within Industry, TWI, is a dynamic program of hands-on learning and practice, teaching essential skills for supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who directs the work of others. TWI is an essential element of Lean and continuous improvement programs around the world. Its proven methods:

  • generate cooperation and positive employee relations
  • teach supervisors how to quickly and correctly train employees
  • establish and maintain standardized work
  • improve methods
  • solve problems efficiently and effectively

The Catalyst Connection Difference

Catalyst Connection is a certified provider of the Training Within Industry Program by the TWI Institute. Click here to learn more about the TWI Institute and this certified training program. We can provide guidance and instruction in the following areas of TWI: Job Instruction, Job Methods and Job Relations.

Tools for Success

Job Instruction (JI) - teaches supervisors proper workforce training techniques. JIT emphasizes preparing the operator to learn; demonstrating the job while identifying its important steps, key points, and reasons for key points; requiring the operator to perform a trial run; and tapering off coaching while continuing to follow up. Later, the instructor explains how supervisors can deal with such problems more effectively using the TWI 4-step method.

Job Methods (JM) - teaches supervisors how to improve the way jobs are done. The aim is to help produce greater quantities of quality products in less time. We teach supervisors to break down jobs into individual operations; to question each operation (why? what? where? when? who? how?); to develop new methods by eliminating, combining, rearranging, or simplifying operations; and to apply the methods by "selling" them to supervisors and fellow workers.

Job Relations (JR) - teaches supervisors how to handle problems, how to prevent them from occurring, and, most importantly, it aids in developing a logical, common sense approach to handling issues with a people-centric view. The core elements of the program are extremely conducive to teaching the basics of consensus building and individual problem solving.

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