I received a comment regarding a commonly overlooked skill the other day…
Our company has it’s own system of part drawings so I do not believe general blueprint training applies to what we do.
Good technical training teaches not only the specifics, but the fundamental information necessary for true understanding.
In the situation above, having a good understanding of concepts such as how the drawing represents the physical part and how dimensions are calculated can be critical skills for good decision making. When this general understanding is combined with specific instruction on how to use in-house documents, the employee learns applicable skills along with additional information critical to good decision making.