Original Date: 05/20/2002
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Best Practice : Training Database
The Maintenance and Logistics Command-Pacific developed a software program that functions efficiently in keeping a complete division-wide training database.
An innovative Training Database has been developed to document all of the courses taken by members of the Maintenance and Logistics Command-Pacific (MLCPAC). This Training Database allows budget planning for new courses, management priorities for training, and tracks or incorporates expenditures by functional groups.
In 1994, MLCPAC developed a Training by Billet Plan which was followed by the development of a Master Training Plan in 1996/97. Beginning in 1998, the current Training Database evolved from multiple spreadsheets, and was completely revamped in 2002 to an MS Access database which provides the following functions: Identifies priorities for limited funds
Maintains accurate training records for over 300 division personnel for individual and all-hands courses as well as on-the-job training
Provides both billets and personnel histories
Generates training transcripts and phone lists
With MLCPAC’s new Intranet-integrated Training Database, record keeping is accurate, multiple spreadsheets and duplicate entries have been eliminated, greater value for training dollars has been achieved, and it has helped in the development of individual development plans. In 2004 the Training Database was replaced by an enterprisewide Web-Based Training Management Tool.
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