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AVEVA launches cloud-based learning solution for industrial workforce

By Catherine Knowles, Wed 22 Sep 21

AVEVA is working to help customers upskill the industrial workforce with the launch of its cloud-based AVEVA Unified Learning solution.

The new offering will be part of AVEVA’s portfolio available on AVEVA Connect, the common cloud platform.

As a cloud-based employee development solution, AVEVA Unified Learning is designed to help AVEVA customers advance industrial workers from novice to expert, by using blended custom and generic experiential training modules.

This includes AVEVA's Process Competency Training, Pipeline Competency Training, and The Operations Excellence Groups OEG Knowledge Library.

According to the company, the new offering was designed to advance competency and consistency through experiential learning on a single platform, at a time when companies are focused on improving skills to contend with radically altered business environments and an influx of new staff.

Since AVEVA Unified Learning simulators are entirely cloud-based and offered as Software-as-a-Service, organisations are ensured global accessibility and scalability with training delivered directly to each worker's device.

At present, training leaders are facing challenges in managing learning programs across a diverse and dispersed workforce with varying skill levels.

AVEVA states it aims to remove deployment hurdles and simplify program management, helping to improve learning experiences and improve value of training investments.

AVEVA senior vice president planning, simulation and optimisation business Harpreet Gulati says, “Effective training programs are essential to help prevent industrial accidents and ensure safety, especially when the workforce is inexperienced or unaccustomed to new plant technologies.

"As the name suggests, AVEVA Unified Learning combines a set of development elements within one cloud-based platform so training managers can customise learning development to each member of their workforce wherever they are.

"Experiential learning can now be delivered in safe, simulation-based environments while workforce competence and operational excellence can be tracked at the same time.”

The launch of AVEVA Unified Learning also responds to a growing demand for learning solutions aimed at a digitally native workforce, the company states. By 2030, the bulk of the workforce will be made up of Generations Y and Z, most of whom are only familiar with a digital-first, mobile-first world.

For these digital natives, workplace technology is now a factor in the choice of job. Over 90% of Generation Z people born after 1996 say technology offered by an employer influences their job choice, AVEVA states.

AVEVA Unified Learning is licensed via AVEVA FLEX, a flexible subscription program designed to simplify license purchase, usage and management.

The product leverages AVEVA's digital twin technology for ongoing operational excellence including operator training simulators and 3D virtual reality environments, delivering these on the cloud.

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