(PCT) is the largest center for technical training in Electrical, Water and and Waste Water industries in I.R. of Iran.
PCT with more than 48years of experiences and very modern technical and training facilities is offering short courses and degree programs to the personnel of affiliated companies to the shahid Beheshti University. The short courses are offered to the experts of the industries to keep them up to date in their jobs.
The short courses are given in Technician and Engineering levels in Farsi and/ or English (upon request) in PCT or in other regional countries. The content of the courses are considered in such a way to cover technical information and experiences which are required as the real qualification for industrial jobs.
The degree programs in PCT are also offered in , B.Sc. and M.Sc. and Ph.D levels in Farsi or English (upon request).
These activities could be briefly summarized as follows:
•Career analysis and need assessment
•Designing training courses
•Designing and preparing educational contents and pamphlets
•Implementation of professional training courses
•Evaluating the effectiveness of training
•Implementation of Recruitment tests
Sport facilities, dormitories, residences, restaurant, medical center and … are among the other facilities that are existing in PCT
PCT is composed of tree Faculty and 11 departments including Dept. of Control & Computer Eng. , Dept. of Transmission & Distribution Eng. , Dept of Generation Eng Dept. of Economy, Dept of Management Dept. of Accounting ,Dept. of Seminary, Dept. of Water Resource Eng. ,Dept. of Hydraulic Installation Eng., Dept. of Water & Wastewater Eng., Dept. of Environment Eng.
More than2000 university academic staff a long with more than 110 labs and workshops have made PCT a unique center that provides an environment to promote a high level of professional and performance for trainees from various backgrounds from different Regional Electric Companies, Power Plants, Water Companies and Water and Waste Water companies.
The main mission of PTC can be stated as “training based on needs of diverse industries with a special focus on the water, power, and energy sectors”.
Accordingly, major principal activities of PTC are designed such a way that they cover all necessary requirements of educational process. These activities start with need assessment and end to the effectiveness assessment. This unique process includes all educational desires of organizations and companies. Recruitment test design and its implementation completes this part of PTC’s activities.
Professional training center of SBU has valuable experience in all of these areas. Employment analysis and training need
assessment for the power industry, design education based on merit (competency-based training) for many organizations including the national oil company and parts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development are only parts of the experience of the center. The current portfolio contains about six thousand workshops and short courses that are mostly designed by faculty and teachers of the university. Organizing workshops every year for about 20000 people makes the center the largest center for professional training in country. Certainly, such a volume of training requires an accurate process and management systems. All training courses held by the center are assessed for effectiveness of training. The methodology for evaluating the impact is based on globally known Kirk Patrick’s model, which is applicable to combine with 360-degree assessment method, and is localized to form an instruction for courses and workshops held by the center. However, proper quality control of the education is not guaranteed because the process of evaluating starts after the end of the whole or parts of the training. Therefore, in order to ensure the quality and effectiveness of programs, the instruction acceptance criteria is developed and implemented by the center. Hence all materials and training process including lesson plans, worksheets, Teachers, classroom and school environment etc. must comply with the criteria and qualitative points of acceptance before applying.