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HIGH IMPACT 3D TRAINING PIONEER SEEKS JV PARTNER FOR EMERGENCY SPILL RESPONSE TRAINING
Michigan-based 3-D ETC Inc. has pioneered a unique on-site training system that utilises 3-D high definition video with stereo sound to deliver a high impact immersive training experience. According to the model, workers attending a safety training seminar with these elements alone will retain only 10% of what they learn. Movies, exhibits and television increase retention to 50%, enough for passive learning but insufficient to affect what participants say and do on the job.
In order to truly affect message retention and change behavior, learners must experience a simulation that comes as close as possible to the real thing. By using the 3-D immersive training technique, simulating real experience exposure, retention of teaching exceeds 90%.
The training content is given unsurpassed vividness and impact. Students undergo a powerful hour-long facilitated program delivered through special headsets that display both 3-D imagery and binaural sound. To build each program, 3-D ETC crafts the message by first learning and assessing its clients’ needs and then applies its learning template to deliver a solution.
To date, the system has been applied mainly to safety training with impressive results. In 2003 the US Department of Defense challenged all its facilities to reduce on-the-job accidents by 50 percent within two years. 3-D stereoscopic immersive training has proved itself as a key resource for achieving this objective. Rick Garver, chief of safety and health for the Defense Logistics Agency commented “This learning system helped workers assimilate faster and more permanently.”