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Tech Training software you use

RayWohlfarth
RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 917
Just curious if any of you use training software for teaching the techs. If so, what do you use or recommend?
Thanks in advance
Ray
Ray Wohlfarth
Boiler Lessons

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,873
    Sometimes referred to as "hybrid training" ESCO does some of their courses where the instructor is in front of a piece of equipment, and the remote student talks him through the troubleshooting procedure in real time. The student would have two screens showing the instructor on one and a wiring schematic on another, for an example.
    One technology that is being used, the instructor wears a wrist band which sends a signal to a GoPro camera mounted on a rotating tripod which follows the instructor as he moves around the equipment.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,874
    The Steam game looks cute. I wonder what kind of score you get for winging the old compressor into the neighbor's yard!
    Canucker
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 917
    @hot_rod I wonder if this is going to be the future of learning
    @ratio LOL
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 14,873
    I predict in the future trades people will be less inclined to take time off, pack into a tight room, and travel to training events. Air travel right now is a fiasco, canceled and delay flights, lack of aircraft and crews. It's rare to have a flight go as planned :) Not to mention the expense of air travel. Even a day off to attend a local event cost time and $$.

    We have had success taking live training events training right to the contractors shop. A breakfast or dinner event with a captive audience, a program tailored to exactly what they need. Attendees are in their comfort zone in their own shop compared to a conference room at a hotel on the interstate.

    Online and virtual training proved it value during this Covid age. The technology and platforms get better all the time.
    There will still be a need and desire for face to face, perhaps local association gatherings or a few of the bigger events like AHR, ISH, etc.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 917
    @hot_rod I think you are right. Airline travel is nuts right now. The cost of taking a day off is getting expensive
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,248
    edited September 21
    I recently joined Service Nation Alliance, it seems that they have a vendor that has VR tech training (virtual reality for all you old folks, and I include myself in that group). I’ll be in Louisville next month at there semi annual conference. Gotta check that booth out 
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]
  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 917
    @GW Thanks let me know
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,248
    so Goodman Amana offers the VR (headset) training and so does Lennox. I tried a VR headset for the first time (not a gamer) at the Goodman booth. It would be extra cool for a brand new guy/gal, but seasoned guys would probably not like it.
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    [email protected]