Interplay Learning’s SkillMillTM training course catalog gives your team the confidence and skills to do the job right. On your phone, computer, or in virtual reality (VR), this is online training for on-the-job skills.
Online, On-Demand Skilled Trades Training
Empower your team to do their best in the field while improving your bottom line.
Keep your entire team one step ahead.
WHAT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE?
- HVAC Basics
- Metering Devices
- Troubleshooting Motors
- Diagnosing A/C
- And Many More! - Get More Info Here
- Facility Maintenance
TRAINING WHEREVER YOUR TEAM GOES
With today’s shortage of skilled workers, it can be costly to pull your team off the road to put them in a training lab or conference room. Your business simply can’t afford to lose workers when there are already wait times for service calls.
The great thing about training with SkillMill™ is that it doesn’t force you to compromise on where you allocate your resources. Jobs get done and training can be completed whenever there is downtime.
How is this possible?
- All course content is broken up into small, digestible pieces, allowing technicians the flexibility of learning a little at a time.
- Since their video lessons typically only run 3-5 minutes long, even 5 minutes is a useful amount of time to continue training.
- Do your techs have 15 minutes between service calls? That’s more than enough time to watch a video lesson or two, and take a knowledge check quiz.
Got a tablet? Your workers can download our tablet app and turn their truck into a training lab while they complete 3D simulations.
With the flexibility and mobility of SkillMillTM, there is no need to block out hours to engage with training. Whether they’re in between service calls, waiting for their lunch to be delivered, or at home, workers can continue to expand their knowledge and skills.
The platform is compatible with most devices. Check the chart below to see what features are available according to each device.
WHAT IS SKILLMILL TEAMTM?
Simply put, it’s the fastest way to a skilled workforce
SkillMill TeamTM is an award-winning, online, on-demand learning experience platform, delivering a growing catalog of courses and a comprehensive suite of measurement and engagement tools designed for skilled trade businesses.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF THE SKILLMILL TEAMTM?
- It greatly reduces training costs and ramp-up times; PLUS, it's scalable
- It enables you to rapidly advance the abilities of your entire team; whatever their starting level is
- It delivers expert-led content on HVAC, Solar, Plumbing, Electrical and more
- Unlimited practice in a no-fail environment helps to increase in-the-field performance and customer satisfaction
- It gives you the tools to pre-assess your teams’ skills and abilities
- You get access to data and analytics that give insights into team members' usage and progress
- It frees up your time to focus on employee development so you can retain a top crew of technicians
WHAT MAKES THEIR TRAINING DIFFERENT?
Traditional training just doesn't cut it anymore
3D Simulations & VR Capabilities Bring a Whole New Meaning to Hands-on Training. Interplay Learning has leveraged proven technology, once reserved for training heavily capitalized industries like aviation and military, and brought it to the everyday skilled worker.
Through the use of state-of-the-art 3D simulations, SkillMillTM creates an immersive, hands-on learning experience for users, preparing them for the real world better than anything else on the market.
Interplay Learning is tackling the skills gap head-on, and changing the game of skilled trades training for good. Their award winning training has already helped over 80,000 industry professionals and today we’re bringing it to millions more.
Want to see for yourself? Try their free 3D/VR simulation. No registration required.
HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK?
Here's what you'll find in the Online SkillMillTM Course Catalog
Interplay Learning has consulted with trusted subject matter experts and instructional design professionals to come up with an effective training platform that applies the science behind how people learn best.
The SkillMillTM learning experience platform includes short video courses, 3D simulations and knowledge checks; all to help your workforce advance their abilities faster and more efficiently than with traditional training methods.
The purpose of these courses is to build foundational knowledge. Our instructional designers understand that we have only a few minutes to present information before retention and engagement begins to drop off. For that reason, our video lessons rarely run more than 3-5 minutes long.
Sim Walk-through Videos
They turn their sims into video teaching studios. Subject matter experts impart their knowledge to users as they’re lead step-by-step through the simulation procedure guide. Watching these videos will help users understand exactly what to do and what to expect, once they’re in the sim.
Their sim-based training is designed to model real-world field scenarios. Sims help users to practice and perform tasks and procedures so they're better prepared for real life. We use a methodology we like to call the Walk, Jog, Run Approach. You start out slow and then build your way up as you begin to grasp more difficult concepts.
WALK: Training Simulations
The user is guided through the diagnostic process from beginning to end with step-by-step instructions so they can never make a mistake. It’s like having an instructor with them in the field, showing them exactly how to perform a procedure.
JOG: Challenge Simulations
There is a randomly generated fault in the system where learners are urged down the path with a procedure guide. Some of the guards have been removed to allow learners to make mistakes while relying on the training that they received in an earlier training sim. We describe this as having an instructor looking over their shoulder, helping them if they get stuck, with a little bit of guidance.
RUN: Assessment Simulations
This is a test and there is no guidance. Users don’t know what fault they're working on and they have to employ the diagnostic process that’s been established throughout their training to identify the correct fault. This is where you can really identify the “parts changers” on your team. Simply switching out parts to see what works will not lead to successful completion of the sim. We describe this as the graded instructor experience; the instructor is there, watching how you do the procedure, but not helping at any point.
Short quizzes follow each lesson. They help users focus, remember key pieces of information and zero in on just a few key takeaways from each module.
Supplemental Learning Materials
These visuals help users to further understand complex information like wiring diagrams, equations, example system configs, charts and more.
WHAT ARE LEARNING PATHS?
Learning Paths are expertly curated roadmaps that are created to help your team learn the right skills in the right order.
Users can choose to “follow” Learning Paths from the list found within each course catalog. They are then added to their main dashboard under the “My Learning Paths” section.