To enter the contest, MSSD submitted five 10-15 minute videos. The learning tools were part of MSSD’s knowledge-sharing initiative, Experience Express (EX2).
EX2 is aimed at capturing knowledge about processes, techniques and technologies in order to enhance the performance and efficiency of shop-floor technicians, senior engineers and other key maintenance personnel.
The five videos showed MSSD maintenance procedures and activities — Steam Turbine Case Laser Alignment, Continental Air Blower Disassembly, Pump Shaft Straightening, Rotor Balance Technique and Electric Test Bed Safe Operation.
MSSD believes that such learning tools capture veterans’ knowledge, thereby increasing productivity and enhancing performance as well as training new employees more effectively. The solutions envisage using the recorded videos and ultimately uploading them to the department website as part of the Human Resources Development Plan.
MSSD has identified more than 50 critical repair processes that will be videotaped to sustain and enhance craftsmen’s competitive advantages. The taping will be done in cooperation with Edutech, whose role will be to convert the videos to learning objects, and MSSD subject-matter experts will videotape selected repair processes. In addition, still photos will be used for quick reference in some repair procedures.
The award is presented annually by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. A total of 214 entries were originally submitted in various areas. The entries were evaluated by a panel of independent judges.