Nearly every city in the US is forecasting growth in construction of commercial and residential projects as well as infrastructure. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the industry will grow to 7.2 million US-based jobs by 2024. Where will companies find the talent they need with ready-to-work skills? The military. Military men and women, […]
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Social distancing due to Covid-19 is disrupting work processes everywhere, but one area that is significantly impacted, and yet critical to the future, is training. The classroom setting is not an alternative for the near future. So how do you conduct effective and measurable training from a distance? Working from Home Working from home, WFH, […]
By Frank Todd, Manager Thermal Performance
Featured in EnergyTech Magazine
We all have had to make a decision based on information that we were not quite sure was reliable, knowing that the decision could cost us quite a packet (English slang for a whole
By Gary Yezefski Preventative Maintenance (PM) plans are like getting your car oil changed. You know you should do it every 5000 miles, but owners continually push if things seem to be running okay to perhaps every 7500 miles instead. PM plans were originally developed to focus more on non-safety related components and of course […]
By Gill Grady People tend to do things that make sense to them at the time to achieve their goals. But the question is why did it make sense for them in that moment?  To understand the concept, let’s follow Hector, a relatively new console operator. His supervisor stepped out of the control room […]
As adult learners, we may see work-related learning as a means to an end – something that has to be endured. As such, where we learn is rarely a priority. The pandemic forced us to reconsider that. With bouts of remote operations, each of us determined where we would work AND learn. Learning didn’t stop […]
Experience is what separates the novices from the pros in nearly any field, from sports to engineering to medicine. True expertise, meaning exceptional or elite-level performance, reflects a body of knowledge and dedicated practice. If you have a seasoned pro, a guru, an authority, or a bona fide expert on your team you may feel […]
Experience is undoubtedly the best teacher – but what is the best way to get experience? In our industry, on-the-job “experience” is delivered via a simulator or on-demand tutorials like EnVision. From a practical standpoint, energy plants cannot be taken offline for training. How do we know then that the experience gained is teaching the […]
By Gill Grady This blog is the second in our series on improving situation awareness. The first blog, Training for Situation Awareness: 5 Ways to Use the EnVision Platform defined situational awareness (SA) and how the features of EnVision simulation can help train operators to overcome some common types of SA errors. This time we […]
Recruiting the right talent means finding them first, then training them into the employees you need. Before you dedicate resources to this labor-intensive process, find out why outsourced staffing may be the better way to fill your empty spaces. Recruiting and hiring the right candidates for the energy industry is challenging. Your operations don’t have […]