JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a global leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has won its second straight SolutionFest Best Mobile Solution award from The eLearning Guild for its “JLG Hydraulics” course.
The award was announced at the Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2014, held March 19 – 21 in Orlando, Fla. More than 40 conference participants, including JLG, showed off their latest development efforts, giving attendees an opportunity to see a wide variety of eLearning solutions. Attendees then voted on the best entries in each of eight categories, as well as best vendor and best non-vendor.
JLG’s mobile solution was developed by Artisan E-Learning, a contractor based in Jacksonville, Fla. The course provides customers with the basic information needed to read JLG hydraulic schematics and understand JLG hydraulic systems. The course shows how major hydraulic components used on JLG equipment function and prepares students to participate in hands-on training at JLG’s classroom training. The course was designed on a mobile platform so technicians worldwide can access the training anytime, anywhere.
“Our equipment is mobile, our customers are mobile, and our training is mobile,” said Rick Smith, JLG Industries senior director of product training.
“Winning the Best Mobile Solution award two years in a row is very exciting. It validates the hard work the JLG training department and our partners at Artisan are doing to deliver high-quality training to our customers. Our mobile e-learning offering is one of several training initiatives at JLG. We are on schedule to open our new training center and proving grounds in July.”
The course is one of several online training opportunities available through JLG University, a global learning environment designed to deliver training online while managing class enrollments and training records.
According to its website, the eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the guild produces conferences, online events, eBooks, research reports and Learning Solutions magazine. The Guild’s goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise and ideas to build a better industry – and better learning experiences – for everyone. The Guild has over 60,000 members worldwide.
About JLG Industries, Inc.
JLG Industries, Inc. is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. The Company’s diverse product portfolio includes leading brands such as JLG® aerial work platforms; JLG and SkyTrak® telehandlers; and an array of complementary accessories that increase the versatility and efficiency of these products. JLG is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. For more information about JLG Industries, Inc., visit www.jlg.com.
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About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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