These are some benefits of eLearning in the construction industry
Construction industry today is much more complex than it used to be in the past. In the recent past, especially, there has been an exponential increase in the complexity of the sector. The reason behind this complexity is the adoption and implementation of the International Billing Code (IBC) throughout the most of the United States. Indeed, there are other factors behind the complexity too. Such factors include government regulations imposed by agencies, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Another very important factor that has given rise to complexities in the construction sector is the recent increase in severe weather events, such as hurricanes.
All the aforementioned factors have contributed to the increase in complexities in the construction sector. Projects of all sizes, including new constructions and renovations have undergone several complex changes now. Business owners and leaders are constantly training their employees and workforce to handle the increased complexity of handling different construction projects in today’s modern world.
The business owners are now faced with a challenge to increase and enhance the knowledge of their employees quickly and in an efficient manner to meet the expectations of their customers and that too at good, competitive costs to stay ahead in the game. So, eLearning has become vitally important these days. Leaders can train their employees using valuable electronic resources and grow faster in the modern world.
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Convenience – construction industry employers like to take advantage of down time in their project schedules in order to provide training for their employees. When using standard brick and mortar training resources, employers need to schedule employees to go to a site to be trained. By using eLearning resources, construction firms can implement training on the fly to take advantage of downtime on sites as a result of job delays such as inclement weather conditions.
Save Money – the cost for sending employees off site for training is much higher when compared to eLearning. The costs of training off site include travel, fuel, parking as well as airfare, hotels and per diem when the travel to the training site involves overnight stays. eLearning limits the costs of training by eliminating these associated costs.
Self-Paced for Employees – all employees learn at a different pace. Some employees learn content faster than others. And some go to a deeper level of understanding than other employees do. The use of eLearning technology allows employees to learn at a pace that more closely matches their learning styles instead of having to adopt the same pace as a larger group class.
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