November 6, 2018, Decatur, TX – ENERGY worldnet, Inc. (EWN) announced Wednesday the launch of their Mobile Training Center to bring blended learning and state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) training to pipeline operators in the oil and gas industry. The EWN Mobile Training Center debuted this past week at the Texas Gas Association’s (TGA) Fall Board and Committee Meeting in League City, TX. In an innovative approach to training and education, the EWN Mobile Training Center allows trainees to experience learning in a hands-on virtual reality environment, a remarkable advancement in the safety training arena.
When asked about the recent launch of the Mobile Training Center, Coleman Sterling, EWN’s CEO stated, “No single type of training is effective for 100% of any workforce. ENERGY worldnet is proudly answering the call for blended training by taking its existing computer-based (CBT) and instructor-led trainings (ILT) and including opportunities for hands-on, real-world training through VR and the EWN Mobile Training Center.” Sterling continued, “By adding virtual reality to our already extensive suite of offerings, we can now simulate field conditions like never before, allowing trainees to experience situational training in a safe, virtual environment. It’s one thing to have someone complete a CBT; It’s quite another to watch their expression and excitement when they pick up a tool and learn how to solve a problem in a virtual environment. It is what our modern workforce needs and demands.”
As a pioneer in next-generation training technologies, EWN continues to push the envelope with innovative computer-based and instructor-led training options for its clients. For this initiative, EWN partnered with a mixed-reality development leader, From the Future, LLC, based in Denton, TX, to develop this effective and engaging safety training option. This initial series will include VR training that transcends the energy sector, targeting fire extinguisher training and abnormal operating conditions. These trainings have the ability to impact a large scope of the workforce while remaining customizable.
Dr. Matt Joiner, EWN’s Executive Director of Education, concluded, “ENERGY worldnet is leading the charge in safety and compliance training for the next generation of workers. As an education division, we’re making strides every day to modernize our trainings, ensuring that learners have the chance to learn in ways that are user-friendly, convenient, and industry-leading. This is just the beginning for us. This is an exciting time to be involved in training and education!”