Interplay Learning | February 16, 2023
On February 15, 2023, Interplay Learning, e-learning solutions provider for online and virtual training, launched a technology-based apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor's approval. This program solves the growing labor shortage and encourages employers in the skilled trades to join.
This program allows employers to enroll as participating employers in the Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Program of Interplay Learning. It will create a trained workforce, increase employee retention, and eliminate traditional managemental complexities of formal apprenticeship programs.
Employers can offer apprentices on-the-job training (OJT) with Interplay's digital training in a virtual classroom with technical instructions as a part of the program. The apprentices will have an impactful training experience with its video courses and 3D simulations. In addition, they will learn about new skills, effective troubleshooting, and practice in a virtual safe environment on any device like a laptop, desktop, tablet, or virtual reality headset.
Founder and CEO of Interplay Learning, Doug Donovan, said, "We're thrilled to introduce our innovative, tech-forward approach to apprenticeship." He added, "With one of the first digital and off-the-shelf solutions for apprenticeships, we seek to eliminate the pain points existing today for employers, while also providing them with a powerful training solution to address the skills gap problem in the U.S. What has traditionally been complex and especially daunting for small and medium businesses, we have streamlined the process to set up an apprenticeship program and given contractors a tool to build a better-trained workforce."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About Interplay Learning
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Interplay Learning, an e-learning provider, has been offering digital learning simulations for training, career opportunities and life experiences of customers and employees, across industries like plumbing, electrical, solar and facilities maintenance, and HVAC, since 2016. Its virtual reality interfaces engage skilled trades workers with life-like experiences, making them more confident, professional, and efficient quickly. It provides learning solutions from beginner to mastery level at the same time. It was awarded the AL Breakthrough Award for Best Use of Virtual Reality for Enterprise Applications, AHR Expo – Innovations Awards 2020 and named in the 2020 Inc. Best in Business list.
Echo360 | February 27, 2023
Enterprise Viewpoint, a platform connecting entrepreneurs, business owners and businesses to the audience, has recently announced an acknowledgment for Echo360 as one of the most innovative e-learning solutions providers in 2023.
It annually maintains a list of innovative learning solutions providers and acknowledges companies that transform learners with their e-learning services. In addition, an independent panel of experts from the education sector identifies companies that use technology for innovation and business value. The cover of its annual edition featured Echo360, available in digital and print formats.
Through its services and customer engagement, Echo360 assisted various customers across industries, from travel companies like Delta Airlines to education enterprises like the University of Melbourne. Its innovative e-learning solution, "Echosystem" creates, animates, and analyzes learning outcomes for businesses and education. Its products, EchoEngage, EchoAuthor, EchoExam, and EchoVideo, along with its Echosystem solution, impact the learning processes of administrators, instructors and learners with strategy and responsiveness. Enterprise Viewpoint reviewers praised its innovative "e3" formula for Inspired Learning, emphasizing evidence, equity and evidence for the education program and product development.
President and CEO of Echo360, Murad Velani said, "Echo360's recognition as one of a small number of companies making a large impact in the e-learning space establishes the company's leading position as a global learning leader." He added, "Our talented team and remarkable customers work collaboratively and tirelessly to create innovative learning experiences that unlock the inspired learning potential of students and employees around the world."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Echo360, a SaaS-based video platform for the education sector, provides interactive learning management, engaging content and learning assessment. It is helping over 2 million learners and instructors with their educational outcomes and empowered more than 1200 higher educational institutes in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. Its cloud-based services provide a platform for learners and instructors worldwide to create, record and learn educational content on any device. In addition, they can exchange feedback, giving real-time insights for an inspired learning journey.
Melmark | March 10, 2023
On March 09, 2023, Melmark, a non-profit human service organization, started a new school facility for special education and recreational environment in Stoughton, Massachusetts. It selected Maggiore Construction Corporation with Roth and Seelen, Inc. to design and build this facility.
It conducted the groundbreaking ceremony on January 24, 2023. This facility will offer a state-of-the-art and accessible special education learning and recreational surrounding, opening in May. Its New England division presently enrolled about 132 students at its Andover school, and this new facility will educate up to 84 students. It will provide new opportunities for school districts, students, and families deprived of clinically sophisticated educational services. In addition, it would also offer job opportunities with skilled special education leaders.
This facility has a license from DESE and helps students aged 3 to 22 with an intensive individualized education approach. This approach and a behavioral framework create the learning environment needed for education. Its students are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities, having secondary to complex behavioral profiles. Melmark New England is also the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools (MAAPS) member.
President and CEO of Melmark, Rita M. Gardner said, "This is a poignant time in the history of Melmark, this is a project that was slated to start during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to stay focused on the needs of families in our communities. We are collaborating with school professionals, families, and other stakeholders to share information about the opportunities our new school will make available, as we are keenly aware of the critical, growing need for the evidence-based services we offer. The new school building will support spacious, intentionally designed classroom environments with innovative tools for learning and skills building. This growth in MA reflects our mission and strategic goal to serve children in diverse and inclusive communities who need and deserve Melmark's specialized special education services to reach their best outcomes."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Melmark, an individual and family services provider, specializes in applied behavior analysis, special needs, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, education, healthcare, approved private school autism and intellectual disabilities, charity and non-profit, and volunteers. It is a multi-state human service provider with special education schools, training, research centers and professional development. It has transformed the lives of individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and supporting their families since 1966. It provides evidence-based and behavior-analytic services to them daily.