ScottMadden integrates multiple technologies and platforms to deliver consistent results at a reduced cost. NXT GEN training engages real employees on the job, performing real work: whether in a bucket truck or down in a crawl space.
Together, we will bring your workforce training program to life by going beyond classroom theory and showing workers on the job how to work in the field given real circumstances. This method of learning is often part of your daily life already.
Consider the following example: when you need to fix your washing machine, one of the first things you probably look to do is not pick up the instruction manual but go online and view a video on how to follow a step-by-step task.
NXT GEN Workforce Training uses the same philosophy and approach to bring that technology into the workplace, providing other options to consume content, whether field-ready mobile platforms or virtual reality simulations where workers can step through a complex evaluation to identify and reduce safety risks and safety hazards.
In the energy workforce development space, we have seen five primary drivers for training modernization: improved supervisor effectiveness, reduced costs, improved knowledge transfer, reduced safety risk, and reduced rework.
Our philosophy through NXT GEN Training® is based on the following principles:
We apply our industry operational experience to each NXT GEN® effort as opposed to a training development firm or technology vendor who has no field experience.
NXT GEN uses a unique process to modernize training.
“This media approach is much more effective for communicating this information. Procedures and PowerPoint slides just aren’t as effective.”
“I think we have a very good product for LOTO training. The audio and video are clear, the quizzes are appropriate as a knowledge check and the overall package is professional.”
–Enterprise LOTO SME
“We’ve been struggling to move the needle when it comes to safety, and this moves the needle.”
“You took something we struggled with and made it easy.”
–Health and Safety Manager
“This is cool. It’s like a YouTube video. This makes a lot of sense.”
–Natural Gas Pipeline Inspector
Our process includes a site visit to capture field-based scenarios, such as OSHA-mandated Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO) courses, Confined Space training, or Human Performance applications. Regardless of the chosen scenarios, together we capture content from real employees performing real jobs. The NXT GEN process also includes a comprehensive, cross-functional client review to ensure the content aligns with standards and resonates with learners.
Our clients have identified significant benefits from the NXT GEN Training approach. While these tools provide a host of benefits, we believe the value is primarily in these critical propositions:
These factors combine for a compelling value package for any workforce training program.
Benefits of this approach include:
Modular – Content can be focused on specific tools or tasks allowing reference material beyond training applications – safety briefings, operational (job briefs) and work package references
Scalable – Content captured for NXT GEN CBTs can be used as the basis for future Mixed Reality (XR) training applications
Easily Deployable – NXT GEN CBTs and VR-Lite options can be rapidly deployed
Standardized – Training content sets standard expectations which reduces risk of potentially inconsistent standards set by supervisors and crew leads often found with an on-the-job training (OJT) or apprentice approach
Digital – Content and delivery approach is tailored to new generation of workers who have different skills, norms and expectations. Employees are familiar with digital tools and training methods outside of work settings and are demanding more innovative approaches to training
NXT GEN Training has been used to train thousands of industry professionals across the energy sector, including generation, nuclear, transmission, distribution, natural gas, and other critical infrastructure businesses.
We can help you develop a business case and strategy for training modernization and prioritize topics best suited for transformation.
We can help build enhanced computer-based training and other structured modules which provide traceable training records.
We partner with you to develop scenario-based simulation modules which use 360 videos and embedded guidance.
We team with your SMEs to prepare short, focused video-based training that can be viewed on-demand or in series. These can be referenced from field tools or stored in a digital library.
We help you map out a virtual tour of your facility to use as a learning or operational guide. We start by defining use cases upfront to ensure all relevant detail is captured.
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