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LearningSI adds interactive e-learning courses to industrial worker training


December 14, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Dec. 13, 2016 – LearningSI, a provider of customized process and production-oriented training programs for industrial workers, has announced a new series of e-learning modules designed to help companies get new workers “up-to-speed faster, reduce downtime and improve their bottom lines.”

LearningSI says its e-learning courses provide “industry-relevant training modules that are interactive, engaging and effective at conveying both the fundamentals and the on-the-job knowledge you don’t see in textbooks.” Promising to provide an “easy, flexible” and “available-anytime learning experience,” the new modules help train workers on the basics of electricity, chemistry and physics as well as processes such as how pumps, chillers and boilers work. Among the first offerings are a series of e-learning modules on how to read Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID).

“In order to remain competitive, industries are introducing new processes and equipment that are often technically more complex than those used previously. Add to this the fact that the North American industrial workforce is aging and many of the most experienced workers are retiring. Energy, oil and gas, pulp and paper and other process manufacturing industries in particular are experiencing an exodus of older, experienced workers; and younger replacement workers are not coming in as equipped with many of the basic industrial skills of their predecessors,” says the company.