It seems a little more investment in pilot training would have spared hundreds of lives and a 4,600-plane global order.
The reality is more complicated than that. But investigators are taking a deep look at the training provided by Boeing to pilots. The U.S. manufacturer did not make extra training required after a software upgrade. This despite coming into question after October’s Lion Air crash. Airlines would have had to paid Boeing for the extra training.
Limited training is not the root of the problem. Some of the lessons themselves make it clear. They involve explaining pilots how to disable missbehaving “anti-stalling” software. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not demand simulator training. In the Ethiopian Airlines case, pilots took simulator training. But it seems the anti-stalling software never behaved “just like the simulations.”
80% of AI success is showing up to train people
German process automation and bionics firm Festo is the latest to acknowledge as much. At Hannover Messe 2019, its latest cutting-edge innovation will be “Qualification 4.0.” Workplace education is essential to advance sales goals and operational outcomes alike. The world’s largest Industry 4.0 and Machine Learning kicks off April Fools’. Automation might keep people out of work in the future, but untrained people will leave AI out of work today.
At Japanese Rakuten, coding a workplace imperative
He shocked employees and industry analyst by making English mandatory internally. Soon, Hiroshi Mikitami will demand everyone that calls him boss to know how to code. If you’d work for Toyota, you know the basics of how an automobile works, he argues. Shouldn’t e-commerce employees know about GPUs, Pyhon or Wi-Fi protocols? New recruits already undergo 6 months of high-tech training. The program covers entry-level Java and basics of network architectures. An upgrade planned for April will culminate in a hackaton.
Chances are Amazon is already delivering your training
An interesting data point came out in Lyft’s IPO prospectus. For every shared ride you take, AWS gets on average ¢14. Multiply that for the estimated 60 million monthly rides. A dominance of a third of the cloud market, and a “cloud-dependent” majority of startups ready to go public, make AWS a winner. It seems nobody can escape the cloud. And if your training is provided by WayUp, Mursion or Learnmetrics, nor can you. It’s also possible that being an AWS company (or government) improves your talent pool. So get your staff trained on cloud PaaS asap! Alternatively, get an LMS provider who knows AWS.
#MeToo inspired personalized training for the workplace
Bright Compass is a new HR consulting firm providing customized workplace training. It focuses on sexual harassment on the U.S. political campaign industry. An online component keeps track of results following its interventions. The baseline: 59% consider sexual harassment to be at least “somewhat” commonplace. 46% of women claim to be victims in some form.
Will anyone please think of the children nurses training at the NHS?
A recent report by 3 British think tanks offers dire predictions. It estimates the already several thousand General Practice nursing jobs gap will only increase. Extrapolated trends see the NHS understaffed by 100,000 nurses by 2029. Many have declared nurse training a national urgency.
eThink Education partners with custom online training consultancy Michaels & Associates
Custom-fit workplace training and microlearning solutions implemented by clients like Nike are now within reach of eThink customers, right in their Totara or Moodle site. Solutions by Michaels & Associates Docntrain, Ltd. focus on effectiveness, change management and live instruction. Read the full press release.
Finally! An LMS for Puppies?
UK charity Canine Partners announces the reopening of its assistant dog training activities. It’s waiting list had closed in 2017 due to high demand. The dogs learn to identify health emergencies and “raise alarms.” They can also fetch medication. But before puppies are in the hands of the trainers, people need training themselves. All volunteers, they take training to handle 8 weeks to 14 months old furry lifesavers.