Navigating Simulation Training Options & Projected Outcomes

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Navigating Simulation Training Options & Projected Outcomes

Safety is the primary concern when any training is developed. Therefore, the training revolves around creating the best environment to produce the safest and most efficient outcomes. This all hinges on trainee retention, though, and over the years, we’ve learned that this is an area where traditional methods struggle.

Today, with a workforce that is both comfortable with and expects technology to train them, service providers from every industry are recognizing the need for advanced technological options to help them keep pace with a rapidly evolving world. Naturally, this applies to creating technologically advanced training, and it’s where simulation training typically enters the picture.

As companies begin to explore 3d interactive options, they almost feel too good to be true. And considering the many elements of it, all told, this skepticism makes sense. It’s a training capability that accomplishes so much, including:

  • Happening anytime, anywhere via a tablet eliminates travel, missed work, and a number of training facility-based costs.
  • Enhancing training retention rates to nearly 90% and increasing muscle memory to a point where response time—to any scenario—is immediate.
  • Offering practice on emergency and hazardous situations that are often discussed but rarely, if ever, practiced due to cost or safety concerns.
  • Creating an always up-to-date set of tools that can be refreshed with new info worldwide by merely uploading an update that immediately goes to everyone.
  • Being accessible to workers of any technological capacity with an intuitive interface that is quickly understood.
  • Reframing the concept of “training ROI” with new roles for trainers as facilitators and purveyors of knowledge creating proactive modules ahead of a disaster instead of after one.

But after digging into the details and seeing demonstrations of simulation training, the possibilities come into focus. This is when the real questions start! Fortunately, we have a series of webinars that answer many of them, and they’re all linked below, along with a summary. Take a look:

Short line railroads, virtual training tech, CYD case study

Short lines like Conrad Yelvington are deploying PC/Tablet-based 3D interactive simulations to train and evaluate employees on critical procedures like a locomotive and freight car air brake testing (FRA approved). This webinar shares insight about

CYD’s rail program, their training department, and the journey to find a better solution than in-class PowerPoint training.

Using 3D Interactive & VR Training for Operations, Maintenance & Safety

Companies in Manufacturing, Heavy Equipment, Aerospace, Automotive, Railroad, and Utilities use interactive 3D and VR for training. In this webinar, Heartwood’s CEO Raj Raheja and Co-founder Neil Wadhawan answer these pressing questions:

  • Why ‘watch & learn’ passive training must transform into ‘learn by doing,’ even when remote. “If there is No Practice, there is No Training.
  • Today’s generation of employees expect to learn differently – how 3D Interactive and Virtual Reality (VR) Training is changing how they engage with content.
  • What you can do to reduce training costs and accelerate employee learning (and what to avoid)

Digital Transformation in Training & Field Service procedures

Companies are using interactive 3D and AR/VR to complete work orders faster, safer, and with fewer errors, and this shift aligns with the digital transformation happening across industries. In addition, it’s changing how companies train and support their technicians, both in the classroom and on the field. In this webinar, Heartwood’s CEO Raj Raheja and Co-founder Neil Wadhawan share:

  • Why ‘next page’ style passive training must transform into active, engaged learning.
  • How leading brands are reducing travel and re-work costs by empowering field service technicians with visual interactive job aids?

Improve Railroad Maintenance & Compliance Training via 3D Sims

Railroads are deploying PC/Tablet-based 3D interactive simulations to train and evaluate employees on critical procedures like a locomotive, and FRA-approved freight car air brake testing, creating better ways to meet industry regulations with more predictable and controlled training costs. Dominik Browne, Heartwood Training and SIM Adviser, will be sharing the following:

  • How simulations are reducing costs and scaling training for conductors and mechanics.
  • A growing catalog of portable and scalable simulations (Air Brake Test, Pre-Departure Inspection, Locomotive Daily Inspection & more) to satisfy federal training regulations like CFR-243 is available for YOUR team to license.

The Future of Training is Visual, Interactive & Portable

Traditional eLearning for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is primarily passive, not allowing for student practice. It doesn’t relay information as an instructor would in a live training session. However, live sessions are expensive, hard to schedule, and not scalable – which is why we’re offering an informative webinar to bridge that gap! Watch Raj Raheja CEO and Co-founder Neil Wadhawan answering pressing questions in this webinar, including why “learning by doing” will always be the most effective way to train. And what YOU can do to reduce O&M training costs, accelerate employee learning and decrease expensive live training.

Building a Business Case for Virtual Training

Reducing expensive training costs by deploying Virtual 3D Interactive Training is becoming the norm. However, requesting budgets without supporting data is difficult, which is why we’re offering exactly what you need to turn thought into action in this webinar, including:

  • How do we measure the size of my training problem?
  • Exactly how will my company save dollars? “Show me the money!”
  • Where is the data from ACTUAL use cases?

When considering simulation training, be sure to ask the right questions. And reach out to learn more about what those questions are, as well as how to create trainings specific to your needs.