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Mirion has an approach to training that offers users a specific series of courses to reach their chosen level of expertise in a certain subject. Each series begins with relevant fundamentals and progresses through essential training requirements that, once completed, result in the "Technician", "Specialist", or "Subject Matter Expert" level.
Philosophy and Overview
The evolution of Mirion's training philosophy has resulted from needs expressed by our customers. Each pathway has specific and deliberate content, arranged in a progressive “building block” fashion, to ensure that trainees progress to a specified level of expertise on each subject.
To maximize the benefit of each “Training Trax”, participation begins with a review of each trainee’s current level of expertise. This can be established by taking an on-line placement assessment or through a review of the trainee’s prior Mirion training experience.
TrainingTrax Placement Assessments
Mirion offers free placement assessments for each of our TrainingTrax programs. The purpose of the placement assessment is to establish the level of understanding of the prospective student to insure that their knowledge level is suitable for entry into the program at the right point. This insures that the student has the correct foundational knowledge to successfully complete the course and it insures that each successive course in a complete program is attended by students who are ready for the material. Individual students and training program managers may also use placement assessment results to help define the contents of custom courses.
Here are some key elements to the "Pathways to Expertise" program:
The entry point into Mirion's "Pathways to Expertise" is a set of prerequisite fundamentals courses that provide a solid technical foundation that is essential to the successful completion of each pathway. Placement exams are available to determine if the student may opt out of some or all fundamentals courses.
The Technician level enables operation of the subject-related equipment (hardware and software) on a routine basis. This includes the ability to reliably determine the equipment's suitability and readiness for use, operate the equipment in the proper manner for the application, and use the equipment to generate reliable measurement results.
The Specialist level will acquire all of the knowledge of the Technician, plus a thorough understanding of the tools and methods needed to set up the equipment, calibrate it, monitor its performance, and evaluate the defensibility and applicability of the results. In some parts of our industry, personnel with this level of qualification may be called Technologists or Lead Technicians.
Subject Matter Expert (SME)
The Subject Matter Expert (SME) will acquire all of the knowledge of the Specialist, plus an intimate knowledge of the 'inner workings' of the equipment. The SME is qualified to establish the basis for the equipment settings, deploy the equipment in the manner necessary for the application, verify and validate the operation and performance of the equipment, and validate the results generated by the equipment. In some parts of our industry, personnel with this level of qualification may be called Scientists or Senior Scientists
The available paths are shown below:
To get on board the TrainingTrax program, simply follow these guidelines: