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Computer Based Training

February 11th 2020
By: Carrie Whitfield

Computer Based Trainings, or CBTs, may not be appropriate for every subject, but that shouldn’t stop us from seeing the impressive variety of benefits and efficiencies CBTs can offer when appropriately used to augment any training program.

So when is using a CBT appropriate? Any course you’ve got in your arsenal that has written material incorporated is likely a good candidate for CBT delivery. You might require hands on components or site walk downs as part of the training. That doesn’t mean you can’t save time, money, and make training more convenient for attendees by utilizing CBT components.

Compliment your company’s instructor led skills and knowledge trainings with CBTs, and allow your employees to finish part, or all, of their training at their convenience. Whether it be at home, work, or while travelling, we all know that if you make something more convenient, it’s more likely to get done. This split-delivery approach to training can save employers hours of trainer costs, room use or rental fees, materials preparation time, administrative coordination and data entry, and gets your folks on the job with the same information faster.

CBTs can save you time and money by giving your employee’s classroom time back to your company. Companies frequently utilize HSE professionals or management teams to deliver the “classroom component” of your training. We know they could be doing other things with their time, like being in the field, getting to know their crews, helping keep your sites and facilities even safer.

We also know that training is one of the most important jobs out there. But what if you can have safer worksites with more HSE and management representation while still training your employees to the standards you expect, and all while cutting costs? This is where CBTs can help.

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workplace Learning Report, “The number one challenge for talent development is getting employees to make time for training.” Did you know that 58% of your employees prefer to learn at their own pace and that 56% would take a course recommended by a manager? See the full report here to learn more about digital talent development and the roles both CBTs and management play in creating engaging employee learning experiences.

Whether it be full courses or shorter trainings to compliment your existing programs, computer or mobile device accessible, there are a lot of reasons to use CBTs in 2020. Contact Alaska Safety Alliance today to learn more about our Custom Computer Based Training creation services.

About Carrie Whitfield

Carrie Whitfield joins ASA with 12 years of experience supporting Alaska’s oil and gas industry, both on and off the North Slope. Since 2009, she has specialized in construction and operations health, safety and environmental training development and delivery, as well as compliance-database administration and project-turnover coordination. Carrie holds a Construction Health and Safety Technologist (CHST) certification and other training certifications. Prior North Slope experience includes field safety on Point Thomson, Skid 50, various pipeline-renewal projects and construction-turnover coordination.

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