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FTE Performance Consulting Inc.: Microlearning: 8 minutes from learning to doing. The Lean approach to closing the skill gap

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Scott Thor, Case Manager & Alec Lucci, Case Manager & Nathan Barker, Partner and Vice President, FTE Performance Consulting Inc.Scott Thor, Case Manager & Alec Lucci, Case Manager & Nathan Barker, Partner and Vice President
Every year, surveys in the manufacturing sector warn of the ever-widening skill gap. Attracting and retaining talent remains the biggest hurdle for manufacturers, especially in the wake of the rapid digital transformation. According to a recent joint survey by Deloitte and the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. alone is expected to have more than two million unfilled manufacturing jobs by 2030.

While manufacturers are vying to bridge this gap by training and upskilling the existing workforce, most of the training is being delivered through traditional tedious and uninspiring PowerPoint sessions. In this time of short attention spans and social media bombardment, these archaic training models lack engagement and most importantly, a call to action. That’s where FTE Performance is revolutionizing the lean manufacturing training space with its innovative microlearning learning platform.

FTE Performance is a consulting firm with vast expertise in providing a spectrum of services in the lean manufacturing domain, including lean business transformation, program management, operational triage, and manufacturing due diligence.

FTE’s Microlearning is centered around human behavioral science and adult learning best practices. Courses are offered to address all the common and relevant manufacturing industry pain points. They are infinitely scalable and arranged in short-burst modules (5 to 10-minutes) to allow participants to train asynchronously in the bustling manufacturing work environments without sacrificing valuable production time.

“Imagine if you could train every employee in your company to the lean concept of practical problem solving in six weeks through FTE’s MicroLearning Platform. If they follow the program, every employee will have solved multiple problems in their work area improving the organization’s overall performance by the end of the six-week program.

And because of the asynchronous digital nature of FTE’s MicroLearning platform, you can implement at this speed whether your company has 5, 5000, or 50,000 employees,” states Nathan Barker, Partner and Vice President at FTE Performance.

What really sets FTE Microlearning apart in the eLearning space is the enhanced knowledge retention capability and instant ROI offered through their innovative approach. Every module in the course contains three sections: interactive video-based instruction, immediate confirmation of the education through questions and quizzes, and an immediate application of the knowledge through implementation. The modular approach of FTE Microlearning builds on itself, reinforces vital concepts as participants progress through the course, and ensures that all participants apply what they have learned in the workplace.

Equally noteworthy is FTE Microlearning’s curriculum, which is developed by a vast pool of industry experts with decades of manufacturing sector experience. The on-demand courses are offered in a digital asynchronous platform, enabling participants to access the modules via the website or mobile app.

“Through FTE Microlearning, organizations can provide a unique employee training experience—how things play out on the shop floor, rather than theoretical textbook knowledge,” comments Alec Lucci, case manager and MicroLearning lead at FTE Performance.


FTE Microlearning is centered around human behavioral science and adult learning best practices

FTE’s MicroLearning caters to both individual learning and enterprise training. While individual learners can sign up on the FTE Microlearning website and join courses, enterprises can leverage the platform to roll out training for hundreds or even thousands of employees with tailored learning paths. Organizations can also utilize FTE Microlearning as a part of a more comprehensive training approach, where the FTE team integrates it with on-site workshops, Kaizen events, and full-scale lean cultural transformations.

How FTE Microlearning helps enterprises in large scale lean transformation can be best reflected in a recent client success story. A Fortune 500 company leveraged FTE’s platform to meet the transformation objectives established in its lean roadmap. Thanks to the asynchronous mode of the courses, the client had the flexibility to provide over 1000 employees with just-in-time (JIT) training amid busy schedules and an increasing workforce of telecommuters.

“The platform’s scalability also allowed the client to offer courses individually, in group settings, or a combination of the two,” notes Scott Thor, Case Manager at FTE Performance.

In manufacturing environments where tedious and uninspiring training sessions adversely impact employees’ productivity, FTE Microlearning offers enterprises the flexibility to conduct training during daily huddles and breaks. With manufacturers looking to derive maximum ROI from their transformation initiatives, FTE Microlearning will continue expanding as a vehicle for them to upskill their workforce and counteract the pitfalls of conventional learning.

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FTE Performance Consulting Inc.

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FTE Performance Consulting Inc.

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Troy, MI

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Scott Thor, Case Manager & Alec Lucci, Case Manager & Nathan Barker, Partner and Vice President

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FTE Performance is transforming the elearning space of lean manufacturing with its LMS—FTE Microlearning—centered around human behavioral science and adult learning best practices. FTE Performance is a consulting firm with vast expertise in providing a spectrum of services in the lean manufacturing domain, including lean business transformation, project management, and risk management.