The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is proud to announce the acquisition of a state-of-the-art machine simulator, a significant stride forward in advancing our industry's capabilities and safety standards. With the ever-evolving landscape of technology, integrating simulation within our training programs ensures a cost-effective and innovative approach to professional development.
Simulators provide a controlled environment for early training, significantly reducing workplace accidents. In our commitment to sustainability, simulated training eliminates fuel consumption, aligning with our efforts to reduce carbon emissions. This year we're launching a series of Leica and Trimble Machine Control training courses delivered in parnership with reknowned training provider SOFC.
Our simulator offers a comprehensive range of machine types and the flexibility to customise software to suit individual training needs. It enables operators to practice safety checks and familiarise themselves with diverse equipment configurations, preparing them for real-world challenges seamlessly.
The simulator serves as an entry point for potential operators, allowing individuals to experience the industry's intricacies in a risk-free environment. Through our engagement at trade shows and exhibitions, we aim to attract passionate individuals, fostering interest and participation in our comprehensive training programs.
Our simulation software facilitates skill assessment, enabling us to identify natural abilities and potential candidates for specific roles within the industry. By leveraging simulation technology, we are streamlining the talent acquisition process and ensuring a skilled workforce for the future.
We encourage members to loan the simulator for local careers and school events, together we'll help highlight the opportunities a career in plant can bring and channel the most interested candidates along the pathway to an apprenticeship with you. We're committed to doing everything we can to address the skills shortage and bring fresh talent into the industry.
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