About James Welch
James (Jim) Welch is a technical trainer with over 20 years experience in a wide variety of industries including data collection, aerospace, and printing. He has mentored under training specialists with their masters and PhD in adult education. James is dynamic facilitator who engages and motivates his students with both his humour and his high energy presentations.
At Raytheon Systems of Canada, James worked on training for the maintenance of air traffic control systems starting from the analysis stage and carrying through to the design, development, instruction, and evaluation stages. All training material was created to meet appropriate government requirements.
James has trained students from all over the world including China, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Indonesia, Sweden, Belgium, and England as well as students from North America. James is just as comfortable working with a computer science engineer as he is with a factory floor worker just discovering how this computer automation is going to affect his job. Whether it is cultural differences or dealing with the fears that come from changing technology, James helps make the students feel comfortable and receptive to learning.
While specializing in classroom delivery, James keeps up to date on various other methods of training delivery including both instructor led webinars and self-paced web training.
James received an Associate in Computer Automation and Robotics from the Kwantlen Polytechnic University. His background has included software and hardware testing, call center support, Unix System administration, technical sales support, field service, and technical writing.
James lists one of his strengths in technical training that he speaks “geek”.
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