What does a Technical Instructor do?
Technical instructors provide instruction in areas that involve technical training, often including subjects that require the hands-on operation of tools and equipment. They may also demonstrate the use of certain types of technology. This instruction may take place onsite in a physical classroom or remotely using a virtual learning platform. They explain concepts using assigned books or other materials, but may not follow traditional lesson plans. The instructor may also employ creative strategies or a variety of media formats, such as video, to demonstrate processes.
Technical instructors may have a bachelor’s degree in their field of expertise, but may also have the equivalent professional credentials or qualifications that is standard in their field. They should be able to explain and demonstrate concepts and processes clearly in easy-to-understand terms.
- Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program.
- Communicate regularly with students, using phone, Chat and our WebMail system.
- Mentor and help guide students of all levels achieve their best.
- Ensure that safety and security requirements are met in the training area.
- Prepare and maintain all other required documentation and administrative reports.
- Teach occupational preparatory classes within a career and technical education program.
- Deliver quality educational instruction by helping develop the technical and soft skills needed for our students to secure a job in their new career.
- Complete all grading by providing prompt, high-quality, personalized feedback on assignments.
- Perform daily functions to ensure processing accuracy and integrity.
- Ensure student learning outcomes are attained and properly recorded.
- Maintain class records and prepare and submit instructional records, reports, and grades established by institutional policy.
- Attend check-in meetings with your supervisor twice per month (or as scheduled).
- Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, electrical technologies, information technology or technology or equivalent experience.
- Fluency in a variety of programs, software, and systems such as GCSS, LMS, JAVA, and SQL.
- Is a leader and problem solver.
- Comfortable collaborating with others with confidence.
- Demonstrated interest in course development with an eye on continuous improvement.
- Comfortable conducting exercises and making accommodations such as Braille availability.
- Can guide with confidence.
How much does a Technical Instructor make?
Technical Instructor Career Path
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“Worked in the IT Training Department and fully enjoyed my work.”
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“motivated students get career guidance from good experts (if they found one)”
“Great people to work with”
“good hourly pay for interns”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Technical Instructor
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