If there is one sector that needs training the most, it is the manufacturing sector. Technicians, production workers, engineers and managers who are involved in various manufacturing processes need to be trained for one purpose or another to help them do their jobs proficiently. eLearning can help cater to the training needs of organizations in the manufacturing sector.
An eLearning program can be very effective when you want to provide training on the production process. We can use animations and graphics so that learners understand the principles and procedures involved during the production process clearly. You can explain the steps involved sequentially one after the other so that learners have time to assimilate the information at each stage.
You invest huge amounts of money on your equipment. The safety of the equipment and employees operating it are of paramount importance. It is not sufficient if you teach your employees how to operate the equipment. You also need to provide training on safety precautions, guidelines for handling the equipment and routine maintenance procedures. While employees get an idea during on the job training sessions, it is extremely important to have reinforcement training for them on these aspects and eLearning could be the best medium to do it.
Other areas, where eLearning could help, are quality control training, computer aided manufacturing training, supply chain management or logistics training. If you are a part of the manufacturing industry, do share information about how your organization is meeting training requirements through eLearning. Additionally, if you think some of the training programs that are currently delivered in the traditional instructor-led format could be effective if delivered through eLearning, do share your thoughts.