Railcenter, a trainer provider for the railway sector, focuses on workplace learning or learning on the job. They’ve made their learning-on-the-job programme blended. They start with an online intake test and the participant immediately starts with a blended training course. Railcenter has radically changed their standard, lengthy, learning-on-the-job programme to a very effective learning journey by combining e-learning modules, animations, videos and assignments. Andre Japin, Learning & Development Advisor at Railcenter, says: “The various functionalities in a NewSpring, such as lessons, tests, the MemoTrainer, coaching and discussions, enable us to create a successful mix of learning activities for our participants”.
Participants complete the training programme in 6-10 weeks, as opposed to 4-6 months with the original programme. The time gain is a result of two things. First, it’s no longer required to sign up for, wait for and sit through a seven-day classroom training. The programme starts immediately after intake. Second, the online learning platform helps participants obtain the theory and guides them through various assignments.