Skill Acquisition in THORS Foundry and Machine Engineering Courses

Robert is a Foundry and Machine Shop Engineer.

Robert is a degreed mechanical engineer, who has resided in Minnesota for about 20 years. He used to work for New Flyer of America, a company that manufactures buses for public transportation. A year ago he joined Dee Manufacturing, as a Foundry and Machine Shop Engineer. Dee Manufacturing is an Aluminum Foundry and Machine Shop in Minnesota. Prior to joining Dee, Robert had no experience working in a foundry or machine shop and it was imperative that he work towards skills acquisition of foundry engineering very quickly. His company had signed up for a long-term contract with THORS, and over the past 6 months, he has completed 22 courses, across the casting and machining domain.

Robert feels the courses have helped him rapidly learn the technical terminology across the various casting and machining processes they utilize in a structured and measurable manner. He pointed out that had he tried to learn on his own, he would have had to have access to experts in each of these domains. Even with unfettered access to such experts, it still would have taken a long time, and the learning would not have been structured or measurable. THORS courses have allowed him to speed up his learning process, while at the same time being measurable and have saved him years of on-the-job learning. Additionally, his foundry problem-solving skills have improved exponentially, and he is able to participate in problem-solving and asking the right questions. He was impressed with the THORS pre, post and chapter assessments, as they were rigorous and if you were to fail and take them a second time, the quiz questions were different. This really forced him to learn the content and retain the knowledge. Robert also enjoyed the videos, graphics and interactives, which kept the courses engaging and resulted in a great learning experience. He rated the THORS courses to be the best of its kind in his industry and rates them a 9 out of 10.

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