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Twelve years ago, the iPhone started an information revolution. Smartphones, streaming services and social media changed how we access information, deliver training and conduct business. These current trends are shaping the future of the training industry.
Trend: Data Collection and Interpretation
Data helps us understand what training is actually necessary. Organizations are becoming more mindful of the time that training takes away from the job. They want training opportunities that go beyond “checking the box” and, instead, invest in lifelong learning processes that help them recruit, retrain and retain skilled workers.
Micro-learning distills classroom-delivered modules into bite-sized pieces of information that can be accessed via mobile and tablet devices on the job. Micro-learning supports the knowledge and skills that were shared in classroom training, and provides important data about how individuals are applying what they learned.
Trend: Evolving Technologies
As workplaces begin implementing high-tech solutions, such as robotics, wearables, drones and autonomous machines, we will have an increased need to understand how companies are using these technologies and what training is needed to support these innovations. NSC also is exploring incorporation of virtual and augmented reality into our classrooms to make learning a more immersive experience, ultimately resulting in higher information retention.
How NSC is Innovating
We are launching our Innovation Process to test concepts via prototyping and piloting. Initial product ideas include first aid adaptive learning, safety leadership certificate program and ride-share driver safety.
NSC Safety Education & Training is committed to making training meaningful, immersive and impactful. And we are committed to supporting you, our instructors, in the delivery of that training. Whether it is driver safety, first aid or workplace training, we constantly look for new and effective ways to deliver training that meets the changing needs of our members and the industry.
Data gives us the historical timeline of preventable injuries and deaths, which in turn provides us with a snapshot of where we’re headed. This information is crucial to NSC instructors, course developers and other staff. It allows us to anticipate the issues, get ahead of them and address them in a timely manner.
Injury Facts® began in 1921 as a print publication, and in 2018 became a free online resource available to everyone at injuryfacts.nsc.org. The website allows us to present the latest data to a wide audience and link NSC training, resources and initiatives directly to the data. This helps our audiences explore the facts and see how NSC is addressing safety issues through our work and training.
Injuryfacts.nsc.org is a go-to resource for all NSC instructors to access the most up-to-date data available:
Each safety topic includes a Brief and a Data Details tab. If you only need a quick overview, go to the Brief tab to get the key statistics on a topic. If you want a deeper dive and the opportunity to explore the data using interactive charts, go to the Data Details tab.
Get started with Injuryfacts.nsc.org the easy way. Watch this recorded webinar presented by Ken Kolosh, NSC Statistics Manager.
Workplace Instructor Resources
NSC rarely receives complaints or inquiries about instructors or the training we provide. However, when complaints are received, NSC does initiate an investigation. Here are some tips that can help ensure you’re providing the best training possible to avoid an investigation:
First Aid Instructor Resources
All active Defensive Driving instructors can access our DDC Information Highway, a 24/7 online portal. Your NSC Driver Safety team continually updates the Information Highway to ensure you have access to the most relevant information available:
To access the DDC Information Highway visit nsc.org/DDC/InfoHighway. New users will need an Instructor ID number to create a user account. Returning users will need their login and password. A password reset is available.
We highly encourage your suggestions or questions about the DDC Information Highway. Simply email us at [email protected].
Ryan has a unique background as a safety professional, earning his master of science in safety, security and emergency management from Eastern Kentucky University. Ryan advanced through the fire service ranks to career fire lieutenant in West Des Moines, Iowa. He then relocated to Pennsylvania where he developed and managed the delivery of emergency services risk management education and training with a large insurance carrier. Ryan created and updated nearly 30 programs and managed the transition from classroom delivery to blended and online training, advancing a legacy risk-management organization into the modern classroom.
Ryan resides in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife and daughter. He is an active member of the Silver Spring Community Fire Company, enjoys golf and supports his daughter’s school and recreational activities.
Ryan is filling big shoes at the Council. After 35 years, James Solomon officially retired at the end of June.
Defensive Driving Instructor Resources
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