Training room (58x43) seats 75. What is the frequency and number to attend per session that justifies the need for a room that seats 75? What is the cost-saving to hold this in-house as we still need to hire and pay for outside staff to come and train?
What is the cost difference, and again when would you ever have 75 people in one training session? Do you ever train all the employees at the same time?
Green Valley currently has no training space for its employees. Instead, training sessions have to be segmented into groups, and the current breakroom or small conference room is used. Of course, this means other employees not in training cannot access those rooms at the time.
Those training meetings are frequent, sometimes weekly. Green Valley is a state-regulated utility district, and as such many of the employees are required to hold specific state-mandated licenses. Most of these licenses have recurring training requirements.
Many of the employees are involved in periodic training to advance to a particular license's next competence level. Other employees are in training to attain multiple licenses.
All of the employees are rarely if ever, involved in one training session, although this could occur. It is anticipated that a meeting of all employees may happen regularly (this is impossible now).
The training space gives Green Valley the ability to broaden its training programs, provide for a larger audience, and allow for specific rooms to be used for their intended purpose, thus not affecting other employees not enrolled in training. The maximum "person occupancy" is one indicator, but the space available is often more critical.
In some cases, the training session involves maps, drawings, valves, diagrams, and other physical tools that take up additional space (when they can be brought inside). In some instances, training may be held by GVSUD and/or third parties and attended by personnel from other entities and GVSUD employees. These cross-organizational sessions are essential collaboration and team-building events as it is expected that these people interact with each other regularly.