It is through a strong commitment to associate development that we are creating a learning culture. TPI offers training to ensure that our associates are not only well-prepared to perform in the role they are hired into, but also invested in further skills development to provide opportunities for growth. Training and development opportunities are offered on a regular basis and include, but are not limited to, new associate orientation, functional onboarding, safety and compliance training, technical learning, and leadership development.
Training data is reported monthly by each manufacturing facility and functional area. Relevant operational indicators are discussed during this period as they reflect the effectiveness of our associate training. TPI provided more than 490,000 hours of training, an average of 32 hours per associate, in 2021.
Leadership development at TPI combines formal learning, individual assessment and development planning, and mentoring. Formal learning is provided at each facility and includes cornerstone skill development such as coaching, situational leadership, and emotional intelligence. In addition, TPI uses competency-based leadership assessments for creating personalized individual development plans. Finally, we have a formal mentorship program where we pair developing leaders with seasoned leaders to allow for a rich and beneficial development experience.
We continue to highlight the expansion of TPI Academy as a critical platform for developing our technical talent. It continues to focus on one of our most critical talent segments, engineering, and has since expanded to incorporate multiple disciplines within TPI such as quality and operations. The goal for our technical engineers and technicians is to use TPI Academy to expand their knowledge of composite technology by learning from our most senior technical talent. Offering an accelerated learning path is helping us to lower costs, improve quality and overall operational excellence. These benefits are critical to the long-term success of TPI and provide a unique competitive advantage with respect to our technical competency.
As we look ahead to our 2022 roadmap, we are adding additional advanced course modules to the curricula, as well as creating and delivering content through diverse modalities to address multiple learning styles. Course metrics are being collected that look beyond course reaction and learning to actual behavioral change and ultimately results. Finally, we are going to focus on our instructors, helping them to expand their current teaching skills. Our goal is to have a culture of learning underpin everything that comes out of TPI Academy.