Strategies for Reopening Safely: Effective Ways the Travel, Leisure and Transportation Industries Are Utilizing eLearning

Both the leisure and transportation industries are fairly unique. Often, companies require a wide range of skillsets, many of which don’t cross over easily within their workforce. Plus, leisure companies are largely public-facing, something that’s been a hurdle during COVID-19. While that isn’t the case with transportation, many employees do have a lot of contact with other people, a situation that also led to pandemic-related challenges.

Now that vaccine rollouts are well underway, and many states are loosening restrictions, leisure and transportation companies both have to figure out how to reopen safely. One change that can be incredibly effective is embracing eLearning.

If you are wondering how eLearning can support a safe reopening strategy, here’s what you need to know.

Increasing Safety Awareness Safely

Often, safety training is foundational for any company. Due to the pandemic, many organizations have had to augment their traditional content, adding insights about how to navigate this new situation properly to ensure the health of their workforce.

Since the pandemic makes gathering in classrooms for training sessions a less-than-ideal option, transitioning safety training to an eLearning platform is a smart move. It ensures all employees can learn about new safety standards and protocols without having to congregate in a classroom.

Simulation Training – Learning Without the Risk

Job-related training is crucial in both the transportation and leisure industries. It allows employees to develop essential skills, including technical prowess, decision-making capabilities, and more.

However, acquiring certain skills during the performance of one’s duties can come with risk. Missteps in customer service can harm the customer experience, the company’s reputation, and more. In transportation, an error could lead to an accident, leading to bodily harm and property damage.

Thankfully, there is an alternative. By using simulation training, employees can navigate real-world scenarios virtually. Whether they are simply presented with a customer service scenario and asked how they would act or placed behind the wheel of a virtual reality (VR) truck and trailer, they can hone their skills without any risk.

Compliance and Staying on Target

Many industries have unique compliance requirements that involve employee training. Due to the pandemic, many companies had to put some of this on pause, leading to a backlog they need to conquer.

By converting compliance-required training to a virtual program, the need to delay disappears. Employees can take part at any time and from anywhere, ensuring it can be completed right when it’s due.

Do You Need to Update Your Training to Support a Safe Reopening?

If you need support from L&D experts to ensure you can safely reopen your leisure or transportation company, the skilled team at Clarity Consultants wants to hear from you. We have almost 30 years of experience in the L&D industry, providing us with a high level of expertise that can make your transition to eLearning easier to manage.

If you are ready to partner with talented L&D professionals who can simplify your shift toward eLearning, Clarity Consultants is here. Contact us today.


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