NCMS was one of the pioneers of electronic education. It started in the mid-1990s with a collaborative R&D project looking into laserdisc and satellite delivery for training. Since then, the Educational Services group within NCMS has been at the forefront of advanced training development, producing targeted, engaging education that works.
Training (and e-Learning especially) doesn’t work if it’s boring or ugly. Unfortunately, a lot of it is. At NCMS we take advantage of award-winning artists and animators, simulation developers, and internationally recognized experts in cognitive theory to produce training that’s slick, cool, fun, and easy to absorb.
It’s also easy on the pocketbook. Great training does not have to be expensive to be effective, and Educational Services can scale its development to suit your needs and budget. From professionally designed and narrated learning modules to cutting edge games-based simulations, we work closely with you to develop what you need at the cost you can manage.
Here are just a few of our clients:
|A global pharmaceutical company, Merck is in the process of rolling Lean manufacturing concepts out to all its facilities, and turned to NCMS to provide hours of highly interactive training on Lean principles. The initial result was so successful that Merck returned again in the following year to have NCMS develop even more training, now available for Merck employees in over 100 countries.|
|The United States Marine Corps has embarked on an effort to adopt Sense & Respond logistical readiness, a philosophy which includes condition-based maintenance and asset tracking for all weapons and platforms. The Corps worked with NCMS for two years running to get that message out by developing exciting videos, tradeshow booth productions, and other awareness materials.
Watch “Can’t Be More: Sharper Teeth, Shorter Tail” (narrated by R. Lee Ermey, the guy who played the terrifying drill instructor in Full Metal Jacket!)
Watch “From Noise to Knowledge: Modern Day Marine 2011” (narrated by Capt. Dale Dye, decorated Marine-turned-actor who has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows!)
|The Machinist Training Institute at Focus: HOPE helps under-privileged and at-risk individuals learn important vocational skills. Already equipped with an excellent hands-on shop, Focus: HOPE asked NCMS to convert its enormous and unwieldy text-based curriculum into self-paced e-Learning that would allow students to explore lathes, grinders, and other machine tools in a fun new way.–Try the Virtual Lathe|
|NCMS works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency, and has declared Sustainable Manufacturing as one of its key industrial initiatives for North American competitiveness. With so many regulations, compliance centers, and online tools to help manufacturers, the EPA relied on NCMS’s expert multimedia development team to prepare short intro videos on website navigation.–See one of the videos|
|Ford Motor Company was in the process of converting a huge repertoire of “traditional” speaker-and-Powerpoint learning into an e-Learning format. As a member of NCMS, it knew about the company’s skills in quickly developing engaging learning software. Together, NCMS and ford produced over 50 new courses and launched a proprietary learning management system for the Parts Supply and Logistics group.|
|Corpus Christi Army Depot is one of the Army’s largest maintenance facilities for military platforms. Hundreds of vehicles are serviced there, all depending on skilled technicians. For our first training development for CCAD, we produced a complete course on hard chrome electroplating – one that was later nominated for the 2010 e-Learning e-Awards. We didn’t win, but we totally should have.–Take a look at the Hard Chrome Plating course demo|
|Eclypse International is an innovative company in the field of wire and harness testing. Thanks in part to an NCMS-managed collaborative R&D project, Eclypse has received millions from the Department of Defense to continue its work. Eager to expand into the commercial space, Eclypse retained NCMS for Technology Showcase Services, to provide a complete website redesign and marketing consultation.–Learn more about NCMS Business Growth Solutions|
|The Automotive Youth Educational Systems curriculum is one of the most widely-used auto tech curricula at the high school level in the United States. AYES contracted NCMS to perform a massive update on the curriculum and add a series of enhanced math challenges to the core learning. NCMS rewrote, reorganized, redesigned, and revamped more than 10,000 (electronic) pages of training to create the most comprehensive AYES curriculum ever.|
To us, making great training is all about understanding who’s being trained. What works in one setting may not work in another, so we always profile learners to get a feel for what they’ll respond to. Learning can – and should – be fun. Even learning about really boring stuff can be fun. Trust us on this.
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