By the year 2025, 2.7 million baby boomers are expected to retire, and 2 million jobs are expected to go unfilled. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, an already stressed labor pool has shrunk and many employers are struggling to find qualified help to fill open position. The skills gap we’ve been talking about for years is real and growing.
Rockwell Automation is setting out to help manufacturers prepare for the future with the introduction of Learning+. Learning+ is an online learning environment that combines the experience of self-paced coursework and live online classes, allowing collaboration between learners and instructors. This suite of e-learning experiences allows employers to upskill their employees and mitigate the impact of the manufacturing skills gap, without the need for heavy investment in offsite training.
Learning+ is a subscription-based service that includes both e-learning and virtual training courses. Users have access to a combination of self-paced e-learning and virtual in-class collaboration with instructors, labs, and additional training content.
E-learning Self-Paced Learning+ Courses
Rockwell Automation’s e-learning courses cover a wide variety of fundamental and product-specific topics to deliver an all-inclusive self-directed training solution directly to your front-line employees on the plant floor or wherever they are. Each course features activities, software simulations, and demonstration videos to test retention and reinforce concepts with real world applications. Courses offered cover all major automation technologies including motion, drives, control, virtualization, and networking.
E-learning course modules offer the ultimate in versatility. The itinerary of an E-learning course is the same as Rockwell’s classroom training, minus the hands-on labs. They can be taken on any tablet or PC using Chrome, Safari, IR, Edge, or Firefox browsers. All content is narrated and includes a viewable transcript. Courses are offered in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Learning+ also offers Virtual Training Courses
While Rockwell has offered e-learning in the past, the addition of virtual training courses now brings the benefits of a live classroom setting to your virtual learners. The virtual classroom sessions combine in-class collaboration with access to highly skilled instructors and helpful video assets, student materials, instructor-led lectures, interactive labs, and collaborative Q&A Sessions.
Learning+ gives your learners the freedom and flexibility to take part in an on-demand learning experience in a way that can be tailored to their unique learning needs. Instructors also host office hours for small group coaching, as needed.
Agilix Solutions and Rockwell Automation: Your Partners in Bridging the Skills Gap
The future of your company relies on your ability to attract, train, and retain a skilled pool of talent. Learning+ has a wide variety of package offerings, from 90-day, single-course, single-user access, to enterprise solutions to upskill your entire workforce. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s an option that will fit your needs.
Partner with Rockwell Automation and Agilix Solutions to take an active role in ensuring you have the skill sets and proficiencies you need in house to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead. Reach out to your nearest branch location or contact your Account Manager today to learn more about the Learning+ offering.