In a logging company a willing worker was hired and on the first day he managed to fell 15 pine trees with his axe. The second day, however, he felled only 12. The third day he felled 10, and so on. When he saw that his performance was not quite what was expected given the effort he was putting in, he approached his boss and let him know that no matter how hard he tried, he was unable to perform adequately, and that he was therefore resigning, as he felt he was not up to the job. His boss, who had many years of experience behind him, instead of accepting his resignation, asked him: “How long has it been since you last sharpened your axe?


In industrial environments, the cutting edge of the axe is the proper training of workers. Continuous training has become essential, and in the digital context in which we find ourselves, with a myriad of tools available, there is no excuse for not taking its implementation seriously. Training people properly not only ensures their safety, but also improves efficiency and productivity. However, there is one challenge that almost every company faces on a regular basis: how to manage the costs associated with training effectively. That’s where Trama Learning, an e-learning platform designed specifically for the training and development of people in industrial environments, comes in.


Many companies do not count a person’s on-the-job development as training, as they usually consider that learning the tasks and instructions of their job, “is on the payroll”, and, moreover, these tasks and instructions do not constitute a course from a conventional point of view. However, it is important to note that the process these workers go through is a fully-fledged training process.


It is undeniable that all companies incur these operational costs, whether or not they are accounted for in a separate expense category, and Trama Learning helps to reduce them. Not only does our platform allow training content to be generated from job instructions and training and production managers to have complete control over people’s development and skill levels, but it also saves a significant amount of time (and therefore money) throughout this process.


To show the potential savings derived from using Trama Learning we have developed a calculator that allows companies to estimate their current operational costs related to training and the savings they could achieve by using our platform. By providing a few figures such as the total number of employees, the number of people dedicated to providing training or the time it takes for an operator to become autonomous on the job, the calculator produces a report, which can be downloaded, to highlight the costs that the company currently has and the costs it would have with Trama Learning.


Go ahead and calculate the savings that Trama Learning can bring to your company, and if you would like to corroborate this, we will be happy to offer you a pilot test in order to do so.


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