In a published September 2019 article on CORE, we discussed the old way of conducting operator fundamentals training which included the following:
Step 1 – Prepare and revise training content for operator fundamentals. (2 weeks)
Step 2 – Class up operator fundamentals by placing students in a classroom for 10-12 weeks and dedicating 1-2 instructors full time to implementation.
Step 3 – Determine which students will move on to the Initial License Class.
Although the past business process has worked well, today we are faced with new initiatives in the commercial nuclear industry that require reducing costs, increasing efficiency, meeting regulatory requirements, and improving nuclear safety.
Fortunately, Accelerant Solutions, in partnership with Tecnatom, has found a way to satisfy these demanding needs through the implementation of innovation and software.
Imagine for a moment if you did not need to place students physically in a classroom to conduct operator fundamentals training.
Now, imagine a world where the student could independently interact in a virtual, blended learning environment to complete an operator fundamentals training course.
Finally, what if that training course was smart enough to test the students, track their performance, quiz their week areas electronically, and pass or fail them if need be?
How much time would this save your instructional staff?
How much better would your instructional staff be at delivering licensed requalification or initial license training?
How much of a positive impact would this have on your training budget? A 20% savings? 30%? It is actually higher than either of these numbers based on proven business cases.
Welcome to CORE: Interactive Fundamentals Training.
NEWS UPDATE: CORE Interactive is currently in development and is expected to be completed in the near future!
A little history…
Accelerant Solutions has opted to create a substitute to the current way Operator Fundamentals Training is conducted, and we call it CORE: Interactive Fundamentals Training. This innovative and modernized solution engages the student using today’s technology.
Some of the benefits you’re going to see regarding CORE include:
CORE Benefit #1: Reduced Training Time. You can conduct operator generic fundamentals as a self-paced, self-taught program and reduce the time it takes an operator to complete fundamentals training. Instructor time is also significantly reduced. They only monitor student progress, provide remediation when needed, and administer exams.
CORE Benefit #2: Cost Savings. Our live pre-recorded CORE webinar provides details on how this is accomplished.
CORE Benefit #3: Easy Accessibility. The CORE Interactive Fundamentals Training is hosted in a cloud-based platform accessible from any location or device. Students can not only complete courses, but also review course content whenever desired. Accelerant’s cloud-based platform includes course and individual analytics to monitor student performance and built-in learning paths to monitor student progress.
CORE Benefit #4: Flexibility and Availability. The student is provided access to the CORE material for a period of eighteen months. This provides flexibility to schedule your class based on your needs rather than trying to “time” your licenses correctly and, risking expiration of licenses.
CORE Benefit #5: It’s not just for Operators! Many other disciplines at a nuclear plant require knowledge and understanding of fundamentals as a basis for their job. Any student can be enrolled in a single category, (i.e. Components for an I&C Technician) or all categories. Pricing is available on a per category basis.
CORE Benefit #6: Updated Review The course content is constantly maintained and updated and includes review questions. As a result, there is no need for instructors to spend weeks preparing the course for the next class.
CORE Benefit #7: Increased Customer Satisfaction. Your operators will learn more through this effective and efficient process, leading to improved performance and added customer (student) satisfaction. The results are priceless.
Click here to learn more about CORE. On this page you will also find a Learn More button that links to the entire live webinar should you opt to explore the platform more.