New Digital Classroom Helps Train Next Generation Workforce Virtually in Middle East and Africa
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) reported the launch of a new Digital Classroom.
This virtual coaching facility unites students throughout the Middle East and Africa region with Emerson experts who guide them on a wide variety of field instrumentation and automation control technologies.
In addition to improving collaboration among peers, the approach allows customers to tailor their education programs to their budgets, schedules and travel constraints, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Digital Classroom provides an experience comparable to that of a typical face-to-face classroom environment.
Using a new, purpose-built audio-visual studio at the Emerson facility in Dubai, certified tutors broadcast lessons over a dedicated high-speed network to either a customer’s site or Emerson training facilities in Iraq, Nigeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Angola depending on current quarantine restrictions.
Students at these facilities follow along with multimedia presentations and participate in live, interactive, hands-on training sessions featuring real process equipment.
“As our customers look for greater flexibility in how they train personnel, our Digital Classroom empowers companies to elevate the skills and experience of their workforce on their terms,” said Vidya Ramnath, president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business in the Middle East and Africa.
“Our goal is to fit training into workers’ daily schedules while working remotely by enhancing engagement, minimizing travel and improving productivity across users’ organizations.”
In addition to hands-on demo sessions, the Digital Classroom program will offer theoretical training in several courses and webinars covering field instrumentation, measurement, ultimate control, process control, safety systems, reliability, digital solutions, IIoT strategies and more.
With the practical instructional approach, Emerson is better able to meet the range of diverse learning styles in the workplace and ensure that both new and experienced personnel can easily update their skills as technologies and market demands change over time.
The International Association has approved Emerson Educational Services courses for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Students who complete Emerson courses are eligible to receive continuing education units for programs that qualify under the IACET standards.