QRP Learning System™
"Quality, Relevance & Proficiency in Knowledge Transfer"
The RFID Technical Institute offers a broad range of state-of-the art educational products and services developed in concert with end-users, standards organizations and The International RFID Business Association (RFIDba). RTI’s portfolio of training classes is designed to meet the needs of students across a variety of organizations and industries. Our multi-layered program offers courses ranging from fundamentals to advanced practices to industry specific disciplines to build the mixture of specialized skills needed to address a student’s unique needs and challenges.
RFID requires mastery of several disciplines – not only technology focused, but also business and organizational centric. These requirements for a variety of foundation skills are best grouped into a unique curriculum (or training profile) for each type of worker in an organization that is involved in an RFID initiative.
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES CLASSES
RTI offers courses to match the unique needs of a worker not only based their role in the organization, but also by the industry they work in. The chart below describes the various offerings of our fundamentals class to address the wide range of worker needs, interests and goals. These initial classes are designed as the first wave of RFID education to build the foundation skills necessary to begin understanding the full potential of this technology.
ADVANCED CLASSES – SPECIALIZED DISCIPLINES
RTI incorporates into its courseware design a layered approach to RFID learning and knowledge development, progressing from broad based essential concepts and components to specialized skills mastery in several required disciplines. The first phase of classes from the previous section focused on acquiring “basic RFID knowledge”. These foundation skills lead to advanced courseware dedicated to building “functional proficiency”.
Level 200 training modules in this section emphasize development of deeper proficiency in the multiple disciplines that are required for thorough mastery of this technology. Level 300 courses build upon advanced skills development by shift from “learning” and “seeing” to “doing” by emphasizing demos, labs, implementation methodology and projects that exercise understanding and develop “hands on” execution competency.
Courses offered in this section are based on the following advanced curriculum disciplines model:
INDUSTRY/PROCESS SPECIFIC CLASSES
Past generations of technology-centric education programs have taught us that generic profiles of worker role and related skill sets are, by themselves, not sufficient to develop and deliver ideal training programs. A closer look at how RFID solutions are being deployed across various industries clearly points to the need for a training curriculum that incorporates specializations and application-specific modules that have a unique, industry-specific focus.
To facilitate the rapid bridging from “learning” to “seeing” to “doing”, RTI’s training program provides 400-level courseware that places fundamental and advanced principles and practices in the context of industry specific challenges, opportunities and solutions.
Courses in this curriculum section span a variety of industries and focus on “best practices” that are highly relevant to the student’s specific work environment and organizational challenges. The chart below summarizes the structure of RTI’s curriculum from “fundamentals” to “advanced topics” to “industry specialization”.
RTI collectively defines its approach and layered curriculum structure for RFID education as the “Quality, Relevance & Proficiency Knowledge Transfer System”. The QRP System ™ is driven by RTI’s mission of producing education programs of the highest quality, which are directly relevant to the skills and knowledge required in the workplace, in order for workers to gain RFID proficiency in their industry.