Training & Education
Electrical Training Alliance adds Simutech troubleshooting training system
By Alyssa Dalton
October 15, 2014 – The Electrical Training Alliance (formerly NJATC) has added the Simutech electrical troubleshooting training simulations to its growing library of interactive learning solutions. Offered outside the Alliance’s Blended Learning System, Simutech’s Transit Edition promises convenient access for students and instructors on multiple computers.
The standalone software includes many improvements for instructors to administer each program and then monitor and test students using the Course Manager—Simutech’s learning management system, it said. Students can take their training home, to work or on the road while learning and refining problem-solving techniques. As well, progress is recoded and assessed against best practice methods.
“Using the Transit Edition, I log in every morning to see how far each person has progressed,” said Tom Bedwell, assistant training director for the Tampa Area Electrical JATC. “The Course Manager allows me to see what they’ve done. If someone has struggled on one part then we can bring it up and talk about it in class.”
Simutech programs can be found in 13 JATC training centres throughout North America and Marty Riesberg, director of curriculum development for Electrical Training Alliance, says she has watched the increasing demand for troubleshooting training.
“Given the dangerous work that electrical workers face, these immersive and interactive learning tools and simulations are really important teaching tools for us,” she added.
Simutech Multimedia Inc. is a Canadian developer of simulation-based electrical troubleshooting training software.