This week, the Electronic Security Association’s National Training School, launched its new Online Instructor Led Training (OILT) platform providing synchronous online training to its customers. ESA has been a front-runner when it comes to offering online courses for the electronic security industry, and the association’s training school continues to evolve with this new and convenient delivery method. Cobb County, GA Fire Marshal approves NTS Course as NICET Equivalent–>
ESA’s National Training School Innovates Industry Learning
New Online Instructor Led Training Launched
IRVING, Texas (May 22, 2018) — This week, the Electronic Security Association’s National Training School, launched its new Online Instructor Led Training (OILT) platform providing synchronous online training to its customers. ESA has been a front-runner when it comes to offering online courses for the electronic security industry, and the association’s training school continues to evolve with this new and convenient delivery method.
“We are extremely excited to deliver this learning format to our National Training School students,” says Michelle Yungblut, ESA’s Vice President of Training and Certification. “We are constantly innovating and customizing our classes to deliver the strongest — and most widely accepted — content in training formats that fit the diverse learning styles of our industry’s professionals.”
Synchronous online training combines online and live training and activates the student, instructor and course materials all at the same time.
"The training process for me as the instructor went very smoothly. In fact, this process is easier than the old slide carrousels that we had to use when I first started teaching," says Tom Morris, who has been an NTS Instructor since 1994.
NTS will now bring students from across the state or country to an instructor-led course, using high-quality video and screen sharing that allows the instructors to teach the course virtually. Not only can the students see the instructor, but they can also see other students via their webcams.
""The big advantage is that cameras are involved," he says. "The students can see me and I can see them, which makes it easier to maintain and increase engagement throughout the course," he continues.
ESA is very excited to launch this new delivery tool, as it will bring the knowledge of its highly-qualified and experienced instructors to more technicians. The National Training school is the first in the industry to deliver this method of training.
"I noticed new students from different states, who didn't have the burden of travel expenses," Morris said.
Students can also interact with each other during Q&A sessions or chat features in the tool’s interface.
“Being a not-for-profit organization allows our mission, our purpose, to focus very powerfully, not on our next dollar, but on quality education that allows our customers to learn, get licensed and hone their expertise,” Yungblut added.
The National Training School has released dates for the next round of pilot courses. More courses will be added throughout the remainder of the year, as additional instructors and training providers transition to the new delivery platform.
“There is an old saying that “change can lead you, or you can lead change.” I’m glad ESA is leading the change. Technology is always changing, we must adapt with the changes,” Morris concluded.
Current OILT Courses:
Certified Alarm Technician Level One (June 5-7, 2018) http://courses.esaweb.org/CAT1060518DESIA.html
Certified Alarm Technician Level One (June 25-27, 2018) http://courses.esaweb.org/CAT1062518AUSGA.html
Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.www.ESAweb.org
ABOUT ESA'S NATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL
The ESA National Training School (NTS) is the leading provider of classroom training, online courses, and certifications for the evolving electronic security and life safety industry. Because NTS courses are developed by industry professionals with in-depth experience in security integration, courses focus on practical skills and knowledge relevant to the required jobs and tasks in a subject area. As the security integration channel and code specifics evolve, so do NTS courses, reflecting the latest trends and updates. More than 6,300 students completed ESA NTS courses in 2016. www.ESAweb.org/Training
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