impression, and also how to respond to all questions relevantly and confident manner. the team would be expected to give nothing short of the best since the positions will be filled in by professionals in different areas to be covered. Needs assessment The following procedure will be used to conduct a needs assessment so as to ensure that the program will only offer lessons touching weak areas that the students would need helps. a. Identifying needs of every student and in this stage, every student upon enrolling will be given a start-up test to determine the levels of understanding. It is from the exam results that every student needs will be identified and listed (Pilcher, 2016). Apart from an interview, a one-on-one interview will be conducted to engage all applicants so as to get to understand areas of weakness and strength. b. Gap analysis will be performed where the present market demands and needs will be analyzed and identified and compared to the present state of student to get the difference. This is a major step as it will help the members of the team taking different positions to know areas that students needs to upgrade so that they can align with present market needs hence bridging the needs gap. Different tactics will also be used in this case for instance focus groups, discussion groups, and brain storming so that students can point out areas that they feel they do not meet the present market standards.
CURRICULUM PLANNING FOUNDATION 6 c. Assessing training options would be the best step because there are different ways that the students can be trained for instance in a classroom setting or a practical lesson (Pilcher, 2016). The assessment of different options in consideration with the identified needs would help in determining the most suitable training option to be applied that will meet the needs. Other vital factors to consider would be time, federal laws to comply with, cost, and return on investment. d. Reporting identified training needs and recommending the most suitable training option to the PCCC executives for implementation. Current trends The program has been proposed to be a social media program and this means it will be purely a technology-based program. There are at least some current trends which are technological that would require to be integrated to make the program a success. One of the trends will be the expanded use of digital devices like iPad and tablets. This is a current trend where people are making use of iPad and tablets for communication and also pursuing their online lessons. In this case, students would be expected to have a tablet or an iPad that will be used to effect the lessons.
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