The Seal -
Companies that display the above seal have instructors that are PBET Certified. PBET stands for performance based equipment training.
The Certification -
Instructors earn PBET Certification when they complete a rigorous training program in which they are tested on at least 18 PBET skills. Tests require trainers to actually demonstrate the instructor skills for which they are certified.
The Certifier -
Solid Performance Solutions (SPS) is the certifying organization. SPS is the industry leader in helping companies implement performance based equipment training since 1992.
Overview - PBET is a way of developing and delivering equipment training that ensures that correctly assigned participants can leave the training, fully enabled to perform the tasks required by their job as identified in a proper front end analysis. PBET consists of both a set of characteristics and a process. The characteristics of PBET are:
Instructors that are PBET certified are able to implement training that includes the above characteristics.
- Course prerequisites have been identified (and are enforced).
- Performance objectives are derived from analysis.
- Objectives are clearly worded and measurable.
- Course design is derived from objectives.
- Hands-on practice is maximized.
- Performance tests are used to measure competency.
- Practice and tests are repeated until "mastery" of the objective is achieved.
SEMI Standard E150
- Pre-1992: Notable training practitioners (like Robert Mager and Tom Gilbert) and professional organizations (like ISPI) increasingly urged companies to initiate training only after a front end analysis and then, assuming training was required, to use strategies that guaranteed results, i.e., expected performance. Some semiconductor equipment suppliers and some fabs began implementing these ideas under the banner of "criterion-referenced instruction" and "performance based training."
SEMATECH and SEMI-SEMATECH hosted the first conference of the Technician Performance Improvement Council (TPIC), known originally as the Technician Training Council. In subsequent years, hundreds of representatives from chip manufacturers and equipment suppliers met annually to learn from one another and to establish guidelines. In 1992, as the first Council task forces began work, they immediately faced the difficulty of proceeding without an accepted definition of "good training." Out of this discussion, participants developed a list of characteristics of effective training which became the basis of the "PBET Characteristics" listed above. In creating the list, participants drew upon their experiences, as well as the writings of Robert Mager, and other leaders in the performance and training profession.
The expression "performance based equipment training" was first used by Julian Serda at SEMATECH when he created the PBET Workshop. The Workshop was intended to assist companies with practical steps for implementing the list of good training characteristics adopted previously by the Technician Training Council. Serda had considerable experience developing performance based training programs at Signetics, and while consulting with several major equipment suppliers.
- 1996-2008: Solid Performance Solutions took on the responsibility for conducting the PBET Workshop and providing certification in the 18 to 24 Workshop skills. This, together with strong encouragement from Intel, led to the implementation of performance based equipment training methods at semiconductor equipment suppliers around the globe.
- 2007: SEMI adopted Standard E150 entitled "Guide for Equipment Training Best Practices." The Standard essentially codified the PBET development process and characteristics that were described in the 1994 PBET Workshop materials created at SEMATECH.
What are "SEMI Standards"? -
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) is the global association that represents the interests of the semiconductor and flat panel display industries. SEMI's standards' activity is a way of assuring continuing productivity.
Read more about the SEMI standards program by going to the SEMI website.
What is the Purpose of Standard E150? -
The purpose of this standard is to provide recommendations for developing and delivering equipment training so that it is performance-based. Performance-based equipment training (PBET) is more effective than other forms of training; it ensures that the workforce of SEMI equipment owners can successfully install, use, maintain, and repair their equipment. The standard does not attempt to address all aspects of equipment training, but rather addresses those practices that help to ensure that equipment training is performance-based.
What Is In Standard E150? -
There are two main sections: (1) a brief explanation of the process of PBET and (2) a list of the characteristics of PBET.
About Standard E150 - Read additional information prepared by Solid Performance Solutions.
About the Characteristics and Process of PBET -
Read descriptions prepared by Solid Performance Solutions (SPS).
Read online or download documents from this start page.
About The PBET Workshop -