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On March 17, technology leader ASM launched its Time4Academy campaign that gives companies and users three months of free access to the contents of the ASM Academy Digital Learning platform. By the end of the month, more than 1,200 users had already used the offerings to deepen their knowledge of SMT production with ASM equipment.
ASM’s Time4Academy program offers proactive and wide-ranging support for customers and partners that enables them to use mandatory production stops or home office hours to acquire knowledge and expand their skills in the field of SMT production. In just a few days, more than 1,200 new users have registered on the program’s website, and by the end of March over 3,500 online sessions had been streamed. Among the most popular topics were seminars in the SIPLACE Pro programming environment and in creating component descriptions in the SIPLACE vision system. Many electronics manufacturers also used the time for maintenance work, as indicated by the strong demand for related video instructions and tutorials, many of the technical modules employ virtual-reality techniques.
ASM customers and Time4Academy users are thrilled: “I really like ASM’s e-learning program and give it five stars. I have already invited several colleagues to give the program a try and watch the interactive video courses. The three months of free use are a great opportunity to try out courses and become acquainted with the advantages of online training. In addition, the general courses provided by Docebo that are not directly related to ASM equipment are also very interesting.”
More than 150 modules with concentrated SMT know-how
The ASM Academy offers more than presently 150 modules covering all areas around SMT production with ASM equipment, which are continually growing. To support the campaign, platform partner Docebo provides 70 additional features at no charge. The offerings in the ASM Academy range from operation, maintenance and technical modules as well as product introductions that bring together an excellent coverage of modules that will reach all areas of the production staff. The individual modules can be completed in any order and repeated as needed. Many modules conclude with questions about their contents, which makes it easy to check your level of knowledge.
“E-learning has many advantages for the user: It’s a fact that lessons that are short, high-quality and to-the-point convey the contents much more effectively than classic classroom training. If something is not clear, you can simply repeat it until it sticks. That’s learning without pressure,” explains Jim Leather, Head of Service Product Management at ASM SMT Solutions. “The ASM Academy conveys practical knowledge around SMT-related manufacturing. It enables users to perform their duties more competently, more autonomously, and in a much more relaxed manner. With its use of 3D animations as well as virtual reality, the ASM Academy creates highly realistic learning situations, that bring the hands-on feeling into the learning experience, which makes the learning process even more effective.
Applications still possible
Interested users can register without any further obligations at www.asemo.world/hotspots/asm-academy/time4academy. When the free period expires, users don’t need to do anything—the accounts will be closed automatically.