The newest classroom for industrial workers isn’t actually a classroom. More and more companies are switching to eLearning environments to train their employees. In an eLearning, or online learning, situation, information that ordinarily would be delivered in person from a qualified instructor or trainer is instead communicated through a web site. This new format has its own mix of advantages and disadvantages, but on the whole, once you familiarize your employees with the purpose and the format, you will have created an efficient and effective way to train your employees – both those who are new to the job, and those who have been with you for years.
Delivered as Needed
Especially in industrial settings, the cost and the hassle for scheduling multiple training sessions across different shifts and in distant locations can be a challenge. With an online learning option as a one-stop-shop for your training needs, you can reduce the cost of instructor time and manage the progress of all your employees as they make their way through trainings online. These online learning programs also generally remain available to the students for later reference, so they can refresh their memory or refer back to certain information as needs arise.
Customized and Focused
There are hundreds – if not thousands – of online learning options available for industrial training. Whether it’s a general overview of a manufacturing process or a high-level focus on safety on a specific machine, as an employer you have the opportunity to tailor and customize your worker’s learning materials. As your manufacturing processes or safety needs change, simply update the materials in one place online, and invite your employees back to review them – on their own schedules and at their own pace.
While other training packages you have worked with relied on papers and pencils, eLearning opens up a world of video clips, multimedia presentations and audio files. For workers who are more comfortable learning by seeing and hearing instead of reading and writing, eLearning has a distinct advantage. And, many eLearning options have a built-in interactive component, where students (employees) can pose questions to qualified and experienced instructors, and receive answers – quickly.
PACE Staffing Network can help your business establish its online learning options in ways that make sense for you and for your employees. Talk to our team today and we can get you started in this new field of employee training.