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The Gamification of Automotive Training

If you are looking for the most cutting edge automotive e-learning company in the world, you won’t find it in Silicon Valley. Electude International is based in Eindhoven in the south of the Netherlands.  Its e-learning solution has redefined how automotive technicians and students all over the world are learning to repair and maintain vehicles.  

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Electude Becomes a Corporate Sponsor of ASTS

Electude and the Association For Skilled And Technical Sciences (ASTS), the nationally recognized organization for instructors, administrators, teacher educators, industry representatives and others interested in achieving improvements in the skilled trades, are delighted to announce they will be partnering together to promote improvements in shaping policy and programs to build a skilled global work force.

“Electude is all about rethinking how vocational students actually learn and retain knowledge”, said Ed Sullivan, Executive Director of ASTS. “As such they are perfectly suited to be an Industry Partner of ASTS”.  Mr. Sullivan continued, “Electude is an organization that was founded by instructors for instructors and share ASTS’s passion to achieve real change and improvement in the way the skilled professions are taught.”

Thomas Snyder, the President of Electude USA, stated, “Electude shares the vision of ASTS.  Technology has evolved so quickly for the automotive and other Career and Technical Education fields that it is critical that educators keep up with this frenetic pace of change and adapt the teaching methods accordingly.  We admire the ASTS’s recognition of these ‘new realities’ and their ambition to effect improvements in policy and teaching.  We look forward to working together in the years to come”.
 
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Electude users win first and second at SkillsUSA Illinois

Two Electude-using automotive students from Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois have won first and second place at the recent SkillsUSA Illinois competition.  Both students were trained by Ron Morris and it marks the first time that one automotive instructor has won first and second place at the Illinois SkillsUSA.  The victorious students go on to compete at the national finals of SkillsUSA in Louisville in June.
 
Mr. Morris, who is the automotive instructor at Carl Sandburg High School, attributes much of the success of his students to Electude, the automotive e-learning solution that he has used for years.  “I have been using Electude for my curriculum since I discovered it in 2012.  The program is so comprehensive and intuitive that it allowed my students to be fully prepared for the competition.  I also won the competition in 2013 by making sure my student trained using Electude”.
 
“We are delighted with the success of the students at Carl Sandburg High School”, said Thomas Snyder, President of Electude USA.  “Electude has been designed for automotive instructors like Ron Morris who work tirelessly to get the best out of their students.  They should be incredibly proud of this amazing achievement”.

Electude continues to grow exponentially across the US as universities, community colleges and high schools are adopting it for their automotive curriculum.  With a new school signing up almost every day, Electude represents the future of automotive education.
 
 

John Kummerer (L), who placed 2nd, and Alex Marneris (R), who placed 1st.
 
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IDC Asia is selected by Electude International to be its distribution partner for Korea and Japan.

Electude International, the leading global provider of automotive e-learning solutions, and IDC Asia, a leading provider of content and educational solutions in Korea and Japan, are delighted to announce they will be working together to distribute and support Electude, the innovative e-learning solution that is used by students and trainees in over 50 countries around the world.

“Electude is the best automotive e-learning solution I have seen”, said DJ Kim, Managing Director of IDC Asia. “It engages students through its use of interactive gaming-based software and helps them to really understand the theory and the practical applications of automotive technology”.  Mr. Kim continued, “for instance teachers and students say the fault finding lessons and simulations are the most realistic they have ever experienced. Electude really helps the teachers to explain abstract and complex theory by showing the inner working of components.   The students understand the technology better as the actually diagnose virtual system and component faults. This is an area where students often have difficulties and Electude is the most effective way to help them.”

Thomas Snyder, the Chief Commercial Officer of Electude International, stated, “We are very excited at the opportunity to work together with IDC Asia as we believe that they are perfectly positioned to help bring Electude to the automotive students in Korea and Japan.  Electude is already very popular in the United States where we have more than 500 schools and tens of thousands of students using it everyday so we were very careful in selecting a partner for Korea and Japan, which are also key automotive markets.  IDC Asia has decades of experience in selling solutions to the educational sector and we are delighted with this partnership”.

The partnership will go into immediate effect, which will allow schools and students to experience the benefits of Electude for themselves and to sign up for the coming school year.  Electude will be made available in both Korean and Japanese.
 
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NACAT

Electude will be exhibiting and providing training at the upcoming NACAT Conference, July 20 - 24, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois.  Come see us at our stand to receive a demo on the Electude Simulator and other new features.
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Get information and tips in the Electude Users LinkedIn Group

Electude has set up a LinkedIn group for its users.  This is designed to exchange ideas and experiences between Electude users all over the world.  We would like to invite you to join and share your thoughts with your peers and our developers.  
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Electude is part of the SpainSkills competition

Electude is already part of the competition in five US states and now, with Spain Skills, is part of a national competition.  Over 400 students competed in the Spanish national championship organized by the country’s automotive teachers association.  The virtual component of the automotive completion was on Electude.


Electude Spain’s Country Manager, Pol Bofill , judging the SpainSkills competition.
 
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Test your skills with the Electude Simulator Challenge

So you think your pretty good at fault finding?  Well, now you can test your skills against thousands of Electude users all over the world!  Sign up for the Electude Simulator Challenge today.

https://simulator.electude.com/
 
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Upcoming events

1. Skills - National Leadership & Skills Conference  - June 22-26
2. MAVA - Professional Development Conference - June 24-25
3. TIVA Summer conference - July 13-17
4. NACAT Conference - July 20-24
5. Worldskills Brazil - August 11-16

For the complete eventlist check our website: http://www.electude.com/en/company/calendar/eventlist
 
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