If it works for pilots why would it not work for you? Simulation is accelerated learning without the risk. Improved learning outcome in a much shorter period.
The simulated area will include dealings with client scenarios, following the generic process of trade, completion of documents, packing, labelling and handling cargo, dealing with risk in the process, financial calculations and operating in warehousing and distribution facilities. Exposure to various areas of the workplace and a variety of job functions will impact on the choices they make and the time they spend on getting ready for the workplace.
This will ensure easier transition into the workplace and increase return on investment for the organization as the candidates’ performance levels will be much higher than that of first-time job entrants entering the industry with no exposure to the simulations.
Simulated, accelerated learning are only one of the innovative solutions skills development could possibly contribute to the development of the industry.
Accelerated training in the form of simulated sessions will focus on the following aspects of business:
Supply Chain Logistics
Supply Chain Management
The benefits to the employee, the employer and the industry is found in more than just building a skills set but also the consequential benefits derived from the simulation in the form of time and motion savings and performance benefits. Workplace simulation can be used for upskilling a new system, process or industry change, as well as refreshing all employees’ skills sets. Practicing activities and functions in a simulated process proved to give participants more confidence to execute tasks and minimized their fear of making mistakes. The affirmation found in Gladwell’s (2008:42) statement that “practise isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing that you do that makes you good”. Besides the benefit the individual gains on skills and career choices, the stability of finding a job and becoming employed, would be the ultimate benefit.
SIMULATION IMPACT – RESEARCH SHOWN
Comfortable in work environment80%
Improved productivity & performance for job entrant, employer, society and financial impact.
Decrease in unemployment recorded where countries benefitted in utilising simulation
Retention of job entrants lead to reduction in errors, serf-motivation and spiral of talent creation.
Integration of education and learning into simulation is an innovative approach contributing to multi-skilled individuals
Skilled individuals make better career choices and contributes better to successes at large