The term “vestibule training” refers to a training method that focuses on imparting job education training to skilled personnel or those workers who need to deal with machinery and equipment of the company in a location other than the primary manufacturing plant. To put it another way, “near-the-job training”—otherwise known as vestibule training—refers to a simulation-based program that teaches workers how to operate machinery at their workplace.
Under vestibule training programs, the focus is on learning instead of production. Specialists or exceptional trainers are responsible for upskilling the technical staff and training them, thus reducing the load on line supervisors who need to oversee the whole production process. Vestibule training can be arranged in workstations or classrooms located in the vicinity of the leading manufacturing unit or within it.
The training involves classroom instruction using equipment and machines similar to those used on the job. Theoretical and practical training takes place in the classroom, with most of the reasonable portion conducted on the production line.