Amatrol offers a wide array of Biotech Industry Learning Systems that enable students to develop technical skill breadth and depth in many areas of Biotech Industry technology. Manufacturing operators, maintenance technicians, quality control specialists, scientists, process control engineers, and pharmaceutical professionals all apply sophisticated technology to produce Biotech Industry products that include foods, medicines, and renewable energy sources. Both skill depth and breadth are required to meet the many demands involved in manufacturing these types of products. As a relatively new industry, Biotech firms face many challenges in attracting the highly skilled workers that are essential to their success. Not only are the operations and technology complex, but the regulatory requirements are exacting, creating a leading edge manufacturing challenge.
The demand for knowledgeable Biotech Industry workers is rising as the industry grows. Clinical trials of new medicines now often involve proteins which present a particular manufacturing challenge when done in large quantities. Biofuel production with its many sources will continue to grow. Biotech workers must be able to successfully interact with increasingly sophisticated systems as the demand for Biotech products increase production demands. Amatrol combines basic knowledge with applied, hands-on skills to enable learners to develop the skills needed in modern Biotech Industry. Amatrol’s Biotech eLearning Systems are comprehensive, offering strong curriculum, equipment and multimedia to help create those teachable moments where students grasp Biotech Industry concepts and how to really work with them.
Amatrol’s curriculum is designed to support a wide array of learning styles. Theory and hands-on skills are interwoven in a modular framework through Learning Activity Packets (LAPs). LAPs are integrated study units that support just-in-time skills through presentation of theory immediately reinforced with hands-on application. Repetition, active problem solving and self-reviews all provide feedback to students to build confidence in the skills they develop. Each topical area starts with basic concepts and then leads the student into a layered learning process of increasing depth. Skills and theory are strongly reinforced throughout Amatrol’s hands-on learning curriculum regardless of how the student accesses it – printed LAPs, interactive multimedia LAPs or web-delivered LAPs. Skills learned in one LAP are often used in other LAPs to reinforce student learning.
Each Biotech topic incorporates the skill development needed for modern industry. From operation to complex troubleshooting, Amatrol’s learning systems deliver job-ready skills. Throughout all learning topics are problem-solving activities that create adaptive skills for new situations.
Extending the reach of real industrial skill training beyond the borders of a classroom has become essential as the skilled worker shortage continues to grow. Amatrol offers computer based interactive technical skill development via our multimedia software.
Amatrol’s interactive multimedia biotech curriculum uses a competency-based instructional design that teaches industry standard skills. Eye popping graphics, 3D simulation, video and complete explanations combine with strong interactivity to develop technical skills. Learners can practice real work outcomes at their own pace, speeding overall student learning and retention.
Amatrol’s multimedia software training can be purchased for server/PC installation or accessed through our eLearning web portal for 24/7 access. Amatrol’s multimedia is self-paced for individual use and can also be used in traditional class settings as a presentation tool.
Amatrol brings industrial realism to online learning through our new virtual trainers. Virtual trainers replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that students will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Students perform essentially the same industry-based tasks using the virtual equipment that they would perform using actual equipment. Skills previously reserved for hardware-based trainers can now be delivered over the web. Virtual trainers provide a cost-effective way to create new technical skills or update skills amongst the incumbent workforce.
Industrial Quality Components – Manufacturing Realism
Amatrol’s learning systems feature heavy duty, industrial grade components similar to what students will see on the job. The range of component types spans what students will typically encounter in the workplace. For example, the 90-EC1A, Amatrol’s Electric Relay Control Learning System, features real-world components including DPDT relays (double pole double throw), double-acting cylinders, limit switches, pushbuttons, accelerator switches, and solenoid operator valves. Learners use these components mounted on a tabletop, 18 gauge steel workstation to practice hands-on skills such as connecting and operating logic control circuits to energize fluid-power actuators and an electric motor. A timer relay and limit switches are used to provide sequencing control.
Extending the reach of real industrial skill training beyond the borders of a classroom has become essential as the skilled worker shortage continues to grow.
Flexible Training Delivery and Support
Amatrol provides a complete range of learning materials ranging from print-based curriculum to equipment trainers to online multimedia with virtual trainers. The LAP style curriculum supports teaching in almost any situation: open-entry / open-exit, traditional class lecture, or blended situations. Each LAP is a natural completion point. LAPs can be easily combined in different configurations to support college classes, industry short courses, cross-training needs, as well as advanced study. This same LAP style curriculum design is used throughout all Amatrol curriculum, increasing student learning with consistent presentation. Your success is our success. That’s our philosophy and commitment to all of our customers. We put that philosophy into action by offering extensive instructor training and strong technical support to help you transform your vision into reality. We support our learning systems throughout their life cycle. Our distributors offer local service and provide ongoing support as well.