E-learning Solutions Provider Comments on State of Industrial Training

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Evolve e-Learning Solutions offers insights into industrial training challenges.

But with all the things that go into training - developing the courses, keeping the records of who's done what and even how they've scored - it can put a drain on whoever's in charge of it. If it's not done right, training is inefficient and ineffective.

More than 4.2 million people - 4,214,200, to be exact - were injured or fell ill in private industry according to the US Department of Labor's most recent yearly statistics. More than a quarter of those cases involved days lost from work.

Making sure that employees are trained in an industry's safety procedures is important, but unfortunately not all employees receive the training they need.

"The more training employees receive on a company's safety procedures and regulations, the less likely they are to have work-related injuries and the less the company will have to pay out in worker's compensation claims," said Preston Stiner, president of Evolve e-Learning Solutions.

"But with all the things that go into training - developing the courses, keeping the records of who's done what and even how they've scored - it can put a drain on whoever's in charge of it. If it's not done right, training is inefficient and ineffective."

Many companies are turning to learning management systems as a solution for these training problems. An LMS allows for companies to do most of their employee training online. Companies can have their employees take courses that cover safety, health and environmental regulations and also deliver job-related skills courses such as mechanical and electrical skills training.

"There are very expensive learning management systems out there that have a lot of features that companies may never use," said Stiner. "Evaluate what it is you want to accomplish with the learning management system. Go for what you need, rather than looking for every feature and function available. Decide what features you really need, because you're ultimately going to pay for it."

Including quizzes in online courses is beneficial to help measure learner retention of the training material and in automatically recording course results. The scores are recorded on the system automatically, so there's no outside record-keeping, and managers can tell at a glance who's taken which courses and how well they retained the knowledge. Stiner also advises to get a learning management system that is SCORM-conformant, which allows interoperability for training courses to be tracked on different learning management systems.

For more information about learning management systems or to see how Evolve can help you get the most out of your industrial training, visit EvolveeLearning.com.

About Evolve e-Learning Solutions
Evolve e-Learning Solutions is a solutions provider of training systems and programs that allow organizations to maximize the potential of their employees, reduce administrative costs and accelerate their performance. Evolve has partnered with leading organizations within the e-learning industry to offer customers best-of-breed solutions to meet their training needs.

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