Build job readiness faster with virtual labs

Maximize training time with hands-on learning.

The digital skills gap is widening. Ninety-two percent of jobs today require these skills, yet only one-third of the workforce have them. That’s why many strategic learning organizations are adopting virtual labs to keep pace. They’re a high-touch, high-scale solution that empowers learners to rapidly build and prove skills.

If you’re new to experiential learning or how virtual labs have evolved, read these quick takes on how learning labs can build your team’s job readiness, faster.

3 ways virtual labs accelerate time to competency.

Immerses people in job-relevant training.

No longer is it enough to learn by viewing. If you want to upskill your workforce. customers or partners quickly, they need to also learn by doing. Virtual labs go beyond point-and-click demos or click-through labs to fully immerse learners in your environment for maximum skill engagement and retention.

Experiential labs can also be tailored to each person’s job. Learners use the same tools and perform the same tasks as they would in the real world—which gives them a safe space to make mistakes (before going live) and further expedites their skills confidence.

Quick take: The more involved people are with training, the more motivated, prepared and productive they’ll be.

Develops, validates and measures skill mastery.

Unlike training simulations and sandbox environments, virtual labs yield rich learning data that pinpoints exactly where learners are in their skill development lifecycles.

With this data, you can accurately assess what people have learned and validate if they can properly apply it on the job—i.e., determine whether they’re truly job ready.

Scoring data can also highlight an individual’s skill mastery level, so you can focus extra time and resources on the people who need more help.

Quick take: Eliminating guesswork saves valuable time. Use virtual lab data to fill skill gaps and prove proficiency.

Meets learners where they are.

Instead of using a one-size-fits-all solution, virtual learning labs provide adaptive training experiences that meet each learner where they currently are:

  • People with more skills or experience can test into advanced labs and speed their time to competencies.
  • Learners who are new to their roles or in need of upskilling can begin with introductory labs—giving them more time to practice and reinforce skill confidence.

Quick take: Personalize each learner’s skill journey to accelerate their success.

Ready to fast-track performance?

The best virtual lab platforms, such as Skillable, use immersive, data-driven, personalized learning environments to drive training outcomes. If you’re ready to accelerate your workforce’s or customer’s readiness, reach out today for a live demonstration.

Additional benefits of hands-on labs.

1. How do virtual training labs help organizations identify where to invest their training budget and resources?

Hands-on training labs can be a significant source of detailed skill and activity data and analytics to help you make more informed decisions about your training investments. Some key ways virtual training labs support strategic training decisions include:

Skill gap analysis.
Training labs can assess peoples’ current skill levels and identify specific areas where they need more development. This allows organizations to target their training resources to the areas that will have the biggest impact. Through the use of scored labs, you can automate how you provide feedback.

Benchmarking and performance tracking.
By collecting additional data on peoples’ performance and progress within the virtual labs, you can benchmark employee skills against desired competency levels. This helps validate the effectiveness of training programs and justify future investments.

Personalized learning paths.
Having performance-based data helps you create tailored learning paths and activities to meet each individual’s needs. This ensures training time is optimized and resources are allocated efficiently to upskill people most effectively.

2. What specific data and metrics do virtual training labs provide to help organizations assess and validate employee skill development?

Virtual training labs can generate a wealth of detailed data to help organizations evaluate the impact of their training programs, including:

Learner activity and engagement metrics.
Data on time spent in the labs, completion rates and level of interactivity can indicate how engaged employees are with the training. Organizations like Quest Software also track learners who skip parts of a training module, number of canceled attempts, average completion time and more.

Performance and competency assessments.
Detailed scoring, progress tracking and skill proficiency levels demonstrate how well employees are learning and applying the required skills.

Scenario-based evaluations.
Virtual labs can simulate real-world scenarios to assess how learners would perform in practical, hands-on situations.

Reporting and analytics dashboards.
With robust integration capabilities such as Skillable’s API, Skillable Connect, you can access data that can be funneled into reports and dashboards to analyze trends, identify areas for improvement and demonstrate the ROI of your training initiatives.

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