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Design Interactive Partners with American Diesel Training Centers to Bring Augmented Reality Training to Trucking and Transportation — VR/AR Association - The VRARA

Design Interactive Partners with American Diesel Training Centers to Bring Augmented Reality Training to Trucking and Transportation — VR/AR Association – The VRARA

ORLANDO – Design Interactive (DI), creators of the XRMentor™ training platform, announced its partnership with the industry-leading maintenance experts at American Diesel Training Centers (ADTC) to create and deliver instructor-led training and self-guided procedure modules to the trucking and transportation market.

XRMentor™ is an instructor-led training and self-guided procedure platform enhanced by augmented reality. Together, DI and ADTC will create instructor-led training modules and self-guided procedures for customer delivery using XRMentor™. Further, ADTC will offer live training courses to customers using XRMentor™’s instructor-led training feature ClassroomXR™ reducing the need for trainees to travel for onsite training that could be done remotely.

“We are excited to work with the team at ADTC”, says Matt Johnston, Director of Commercial Solutions for DI. “With their help we will address two big pain points. First, some firms need help to create and deliver training and secondly, it is expensive to travel for training, not to mention the lost productivity when employees are on the road. The relationship with ADTC means we can offer training content out of the box and save clients time and money with ADTC leading remote learning sessions”.

According to Aaron Picozzi, President of ADTC, XRMentor™ is an excellent fit with their vision. “We see XRMentor™ as a great fit with how we plan to grow and better support our partners and graduates, long term. Today, we train entry-level technicians to be value-added contributors on day one. With XRMentor™ we can maintain a long-term relationship with our students and support their career progression”.

XRMentor™ includes the following features
• ClassroomXR™ – instructor-led training, live streamed training enhanced by augmented reality
• Self-Guided Procedures – Step-by-step how-to guides for refresher training or use as job aids
• Remote Collaboration – 1:1 video collaboration between experts and remote employees
• Authoring Platform – A no-code, easy to use, website to create training modules

XRMentor™ enables organizations to rapidly create and share content such as how-to videos to remote employees at the click of a button. According to Picozzi, this helps ADTC support the philanthropic elements of their business. “The instructor-led feature allows us to record our live, hands-on demonstrations. We can then share that video with our former students. It will enable us to continue to help drive career advancement, and individual income growth of our graduates beyond the entry-level training we currently provide.”

About Design Interactive and XRMentor™ – Design Interactive Inc is a small, woman owned business with headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1998, DI are experts in human performance and the development of augmented and virtual reality training. DI has delivered augmented and virtual reality training solutions for various customers in the trucking and transportation industry, utility, manufacturing, healthcare sectors and within the United States Department of Defense.

About American Diesel Training Centers – ADTC was founded in 2017 to address a nationwide diesel technician shortage and help American workers in low-wage jobs transition into sustainable careers. The program significantly cuts down the cost and time typically required for learners to become diesel technicians. ADTC launched its first class in July of 2017 and produced more than 2,000 entry-level diesel mechanics, who work for companies all across the United States. ADTC now works with more than 250 transportation and trucking companies.

This content was originally published here.