Identification and assessment of training needs for employees of wind farms

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School of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

In this paper, the training needs of wind farm employees have been specified, assessed and prioritized. For this purpose, first of all, the main tasks of wind farm employees have been identified. Afterwards, four criteria—including task complexity, task importance, task time duration and task frequency—have been considered to assess and prioritize tasks. In this respect, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) has been applied to obtain weights of the criteria. Afterwards, all the wind farm employees’ tasks have been assessed on the basis of the four abovementioned criteria, and the job assessment indicator has been calculated. This procedure results in the prioritization of tasks. Finally, the appropriate training courses for the identified tasks have been specified and they have been prioritized and ranked, based on the average of job assessment indicators for the related tasks.

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