Padtec’s new distance learning studio allows students to interact, from anywhere in the country or the world, through practical classes, with equipment available in the training laboratory in Campinas.
In order to provide customers and employees a unique experience in technical distance learning for professionals that specialize in systems for high-capacity communication networks, Padtec, a leading manufacturer of optical transport systems, has officially opened its distance learning studio which offers a varied portfolio of technical training in the areas of planning, engineering and operation and maintenance of networks, in a completely virtual format.
With the new studio, Padtec’s meets the needs of its clients, from Brazil and also from abroad, to reduce travel time and costs for the training of its teams. The difference between Padtec’s distance courses is that the classes are taught live, allowing real-time interaction between students and instructors to discuss issues and clarify questions. In addition, during practical classes, students can interact, from anywhere in the country or the world, with equipment available in the Padtec training laboratory in Campinas through the latest audio and video systems. “Thus the student has the convenience of an online course with the quality of learning of a face-to-face course”, states Argemiro Sousa, Padtec’s Business Director.
Padtec’s new EAD platform’s first class of students, composed of professionals from Eletronet, have just completed their training. Mateus Gabri Vieira, Eletronet’s Telecommunications Network Engineer, says that his experience with the platform was very positive. “At first, I was afraid that it would not be very dynamic, but the design of Padtec’s virtual training surprised me”, he says. “I realized that it is possible to obtain good technical training completely remotely. It was quite a different experience which allowed me to enjoy it very much”, he adds.
Argemiro Sousa reflects that the Padtec Training Center has already been at the top of the list of items evaluated highly by the company’s customers multiple times. “We are very pleased with the new platform and in being able to offer the state-of-the-art infrastructure for our distance training, which provides practical learning from the beginning of the course. Following the standard of the company’s face-to-face training, we use the latest equipment in our training laboratory for the activities developed during the practical classes on optical systems”, adds Argemiro.
Over the past two years, Padtec has trained nearly a thousand professionals in telecommunications solutions and technologies based on DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology. With the new studio, the company’s expectation is that it will train twice as many professionals per year.