With Training funds being difficult to obtain these days it is critical that we do everything possible to have a satisfactory and productive training experience. This includes evaluating whether it would be more cost effective to attend a training class off-site (such as at a vendor’s facility) or having the course conducted at your facility. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Typically, if multiple personnel from your facility will be attending it could be more cost effective to have the course presented in-house at your facility. This would eliminate travel costs, per diems, etc. for your personnel. If only one or two individuals are attending, then it might be more cost effective to attend the course off-site at the vendor’s training center. Also, attending a course off-site may remove you from the internal distractions and interruptions that occur from being in the plant environment during the training course. When you decide to attend a training course you have the right to expect that the course will be presented in a professional manner by an instructor who knows the material and subject matter.