We created IDT Group to sooth our own frustrations.
Consulting on technical training projects decades ago, we noticed a pattern – design and development teams who struggled with the unique demands of technical training.
Some teams possessed strong instructional system design (ISD) skills, but lacked the technical background to deconstruct complex concepts and materials into trainable chunks.
Others possessed the technical expertise to deconstruct the complex concepts their training required, but lacked the ISD experience to translate that knowledge into a teachable format.
By merging our specialized skills, we created a company with the culture and the DNA to meet your technical training needs. And accelerate the design and development process.
Almost 20 years in business has proven our ability to successfully deliver both.
The reason? We…
. . . Understand your challenges
Thousands of companies around the world create training. But few can blend complex, technically-focused content with proven ISD principles to create training that’s internalized and applied by an increasingly global audience.
. . . Possess the expertise
We consciously combine field-proven technical and ISD expertise with decades of audience psychology and cross-cultural communication knowledge. The result – an unparalleled skillset that ensures your technically-focused training makes a measurable impact.
We succeed when you succeed
With this understanding and expertise, we’ve helped dozens of public and private sector clients.
They’ve occupied the technical and engineering, information technology, medical and healthcare, manufacturing and finance fields… among others.
These clients have leveraged our fusion of instructional design, engineering, communication and engagement experience to improve their training results AND streamline development.
To discover how our unique skillset and experience can help you achieve your technical training goals, contact us for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.
Who we are
Ilse van Goth and Keith A. Trimels founded IDT Group in 2006 to satisfy an industry demand for high-quality technical training that gets internalized and applied.
Combined, our team possesses over 70 years of ISD expertise. And we’ve focused on technical training since the 1990s – so we’re experienced with its unique challenges.
We also bring over 40 years of technical and marketing communication experience – gained in the trenches with the world’s largest organizations.
And we’ve leveraged this rare combination of skills and experience to successfully deliver training services to clients on 6 of the world’s 7 continents.
Ilse van Goth, M.S.
Ilse is an internationally-recognized instructional expert and cross-cultural communications specialist, and native German speaker. She holds a Master Instructor certification from the National Highway Institute and Level I, II and III Team Building Instructor certifications from the U.S. Army among others.
She has provided instructional design services for over 100 technical training courses worldwide and served as adjunct faculty for Northern Virginia Community College. She’s currently based in Texas but can often be found providing instructional and communication expertise outside the U.S.
Keith A. Trimels, P.E.
Keith is a nationally-recognized technical trainer and internationally-acclaimed technical and marketing communications expert. He holds professional engineering registrations in multiple U.S. states as well as a Master Instructor certification from the National Highway Institute.
He has designed and delivered dozens of technical training courses around the globe and held leadership roles with national engineering consultants and technical associations. He’s currently based in Wyoming but can often be found sailing in Pacific waters.