Hints for Writing Training Reports


A.

Requirements of the Training Report

Students are required to submit Training Reports for the training modules attended. This is a training for report writing in which you should decide on what to write under the prescribed conditions. You should write the report in a professional manner in your own style. The following only attempts to give you some hints in case you need some references.

An individual Training Report is required for each training module, unless otherwise specified. For the workshop-type training modules which may comprise several workshops, a separate Training Report must be submitted for each individual workshop or as specified by the module instructor.


Your Training Report should be a concise but thorough technical record of the work you have done and the observations you have made during the training. It should clearly show that you have got a basic understanding of the subject, and how you benefit from the training. You should not simply extract words from the handout or copy from other sources. You must use your own words with clear handwriting in a neat and tidy manner. The content should be concise and you should use no more than the space available in the blank form (four A4 sized pages). Use one set of blank forms for each Training Report. These blank forms can be downloaded from ITC webpage.

The Training Report should be submitted within one week after you have completed the training module. The marked Training Reports (and Workbooks and Quiz, if any) will be returned to you via your Department and you should include them in your Training Logbook later.


**For Mechanical Engineering Students, an individual, multiple-pages integrated report is required for the integrated training module conducted in the HKPUIC.


B.

Introduction Section of the Report

B1.

"Introduction" for Reports on Workshop-type Training

It should clearly state the objective of the workshop, give a general overview of the technology involved, and summarize what skills you are expected to acquire in that workshop.

 

B2.

"Introduction" for Reports on Computer-based Training

It should clearly state the objective of the training, give a brief account of the various topics covered in that module, give a general overview of the system, the software tools and the technology involved, and list what skills you are expected to acquire in that module.

 

B3.

"Introduction" for Reports on Integrated Training Module

It should clearly state the objective of the project/tasks, give a general overview of the design and manufacturing processes in the project.



C.

Technical Content Section of the Report

C1.

"Technical Content" for Reports on Workshop-type Training

If you are given a number of jobs in a particular workshop, you are not required to report them all unless otherwise specified by the instructors. Only select one or two of the more important and interesting tasks to write about in details. It should concisely describe the technical aspects, such as workshop procedures, tools and equipment used, and factors affecting the choice of procedures. It should include some relevant sketches and diagrams for illustration. The descriptions should not be too simple or too general. It should give some specific and detailed technical information of the process, the operation, and the working principles. You should describe the actual work done, how you carry out the work, and highlight ways of solving technical problems.

 

C2.

"Technical Content" for Reports on Computer-based Training

You should concisely describe the technical aspects, such as the underlying theories and principles, working procedures, hardware and software tools used, and factors affecting procedures, tools, and systems, etc. on one or two of the more important tasks done. The descriptions should not be too general. They should be specific descriptions on the working principles and the procedures.

 

C3.

"Technical Content" for Reports on Integrated Training Module

You should concisely describe the outline of the workflow, and collaboration among members of the working group throughout the project, list the processes involved in the project. It should concisely describe the technical aspects, such as workshop procedures, tools and equipment used, and factors affecting the choice of tools and methods. It should include some relevant sketches and diagrams for illustration. The descriptions should not be too simple or too general, it should give some specific and detailed technical information of the process, the operation, and the working principles. You should describe the actual work done, how you carry out the work, and highlight ways of solving technical problems. You must also give an outline of the safety measures taken during the training and mention the safety procedures necessary when using certain tools or carrying out certain processes.



D. Comments and Conclusions Section of the Report

D1.

Comments/Conclusions" for Reports on Workshop-type Training

Discuss the applications and limitations of the technology, give constructive comments on the type, content, effectiveness and duration of the training received, make suggestions for improvement, and discuss the team work and the communication process.

 

D2.

"Comments/Conclusions" for Reports on Computer-based Training

Assess the value of the training received. Give constructive comments on the type, content, effectiveness and duration of the training received. Highlight ways of solving technical problems and make suggestions for improvement.

 

D3.

"Comments/Conclusions" for Reports on Integrated Training Module

Discuss the technology used and comment on the applications and limitations of the technologies and methodologies; give constructive comments on the format, content, effectiveness and duration of the training received. Make suggestions for improvements or further investigation.



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