The Ge­nie Tech­pro site fea­tures over 20 train­ing mod­ules, last­ing be­tween 2 to 4 hours

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Tech­ni­cians and en­gi­neers need to up­grade their skills reg­u­larly in order to keep equip­ment prop­erly main­tained and safe to op­er­ate. How­ever, the con­straints of a daily job makes it dif­fi­cult for them to find the time re­quired for train­ing. To help over­come this chal­lenge, Ge­nie in­tro­duced the Ge­nie Tech­pro elearn­ing web­site two years ago, pro­vid­ing a flex­i­ble so­lu­tion for tech­ni­cal pro­fes­sion­als to im­prove skill sets.

Ac­ces­si­ble to Ge­nie ac­count hold­ers free of charge, the Ge­nie Tech­pro site fea­tures more than 20 foun­da­tion- and ad­vanced-level the­o­ret­i­cal train­ing mod­ules, each last­ing from two to four hours and cov­er­ing a broad range of Ge­nie prod­ucts as well as core skills such as electrics, hy­draulics and wire rope in­spec­tions.

As Phase 1 of a two-step pro­gramme, Ge­nie Tech­pro train­ing cour­ses are de­signed for fa­mil­iari­sa­tion pur­poses be­fore at­tend­ing in­struc­tor-led, prac­ti­cal train­ing. The first phase also cov­ers com­po­nent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, schemat­ics and cal­i­bra­tion set­tings. Each Ge­nie Tech­pro mod­ule ends with a quiz test that en­ables users to eval­u­ate their knowl­edge and feel com­fort­able when they be­gin the in­struc­torled, prac­ti­cal train­ing.

Geert Hansen, Ge­nie tech­ni­cal trainer and train­ing man­ager, Terex AWP, Europe, Mid­dle East, Africa and Rus­sia re­gion (EMEAR), says: “One of the key ben­e­fits of our Ge­nie Tech Pro site is that it of­fers our cus­tomers’ tech­ni­cal teams the flex­i­bil­ity they need to learn any­where, any­time, with ses­sions that cor­re­spond to their level and sched­ule. If they want to go back over a sub­ject, they can do so as many times as they need to.”

The sec­ond phase helps tech­ni­cians build a stronger foun­da­tion with prac­ti­cal train­ing on set­ting up ma­chines, find­ing faults and cal­i­bra­tion of equip­ment.

“When the time comes for prac­ti­cal, in­struc­tor-led train­ing, hav­ing al­ready ac­quired the nec­es­sary the­ory thanks to their Ge­nie Tech­pro elearn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, all par­tic­i­pants be­gin at the same level. In ad­di­tion to mak­ing train­ing more in­ter­est­ing, we have found that this ap­proach boosts group in­ter­ac­tion. As a re­sult, par­tic­i­pants learn the hands-on skills they have come for more rapidly and need less time to cover a wider range of Ge­nie prod­uct fam­i­lies,” says Hansen.

A new course named ‘Ge­nie Generic Sys­tems on Booms’ has re­cently been added to the Tech­pro menu. Fo­cus­ing on generic Ge­nie tech­nolo­gies such as load sense, hy­draulic drive and con­trol sys­tems, this new course is one of five mod­ules that are avail­able in French, Ger­man and Span­ish, as well as English. All fu­ture cour­ses will be avail­able in all four European lan­guages.

With more than 300 Ge­nie cus­tomers al­ready reg­is­tered on­line, Ge­nie is ex­pect­ing Tech­pro user num­bers to dou­ble in the EMEAR re­gion in the com­ing year.

“We are see­ing an in­creas­ing num­ber of cus­tomers em­brace our blended learn­ing con­cept. And to make sure that they ben­e­fit to the full from the time and costs ded­i­cated to train­ing their tech­ni­cians and en­gi­neers, we have in­tro­duced the use of Ge­nie Tech­pro as a pre­req­ui­site for our ad­vanced-level in­struc­torled prac­ti­cal cour­ses,” says Hansen.

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