I have a trainee who is really enthusiastic and tries to do his best but has little work experiences. He is very sensitive. We have cut down his responsibilities due to his work-hours. He will get smaller and simpler tasks and, if he is successful, that will subsequently move to bigger and more complex tasks.
We revealed our plan and he agreed with the decision because he knows that he was overburdened. Our goal is to build up his skills but we are concerned about hurting or offend him.
Additionally, there's a second trainee with similar work experience, but who doesn't have the work-hours complication and is not as thin-skinned. This second trainee isn't on the same plan - s/he is already doing more complicated work than the first trainee.
How can I communicate the long term goals and plans regarding the time-limited trainee? How do I handle the other trainee following a different plan? How do I avoid hurt feelings?