Rheem Manufacturing Company’s Ruud University, its one-stop resource for the best professional training in HVAC, will now feature 46 new 3D and VR on-demand online training courses from Interplay Learning. They will provide tips and techniques to use right away, along with a better understanding of Ruud.
Austin, TX - August 26, 2020 - Interplay Learning, the leading provider of online training for skilled trades utilizing virtual reality (VR) and 3D simulations, announced today that Rheem Manufacturing recently introduced its on-demand online training courses in Ruud University. A significant benefit is that the 46 new courses offer continuing education units (CEUs) for NATE certifications. Much of the content is focused on contractor training.
The addition of 46 new courses helps Ruud University offer more user-friendly and job-relevant training for contractors and members of their Pro Partners program. This modernization of Ruud’s online curriculum focuses on 3D simulations and virtual reality-based learning to ensure the company has leading-edge training for their entire ecosystem.
“While heating and cooling has evolved so has the way we train a new generation of technicians to bridge the skills gap,” said Phil Oglesby, Manager of Education and Content Development at Rheem Manufacturing. “Our partnership with Interplay Learning delivers a valuable high-tech upgrade to our big, job-specific course catalog that offers strong educational features and benefits which are crucial to success.”
“We’re pleased that our partnership with Rheem will drive value to the company and its distributors by increasing participation in their Ruud University online training program,” said Doug Donovan, CEO of Interplay Learning.
Part of that training is geared toward shifting technology. An innovative leader in the industry, Rheem has launched several bold sustainability initiatives, including the goal to train 250 thousand industry professionals on sustainable products or sustainable installation and recycling best practices by 2025. Robust on-demand educational resources help make this goal attainable.
About Interplay Learning
Founded in 2016, Interplay Learning is the leading global provider of online and VR training for the essential skilled trades. The Austin, Texas-based firm develops and delivers scalable, highly effective digital learning simulations for the HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Solar and Facilities Maintenance workforce. Using the digital experiential learning platform, Interplay Learning allows its customers to practice hands-on learning and train to be job-ready in weeks, not years. The company was named to the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, won the AI Breakthrough Award for Best Use of Virtual Reality for Enterprise Applications, and is an AHR Expo – Innovations Awards 2020 Winner. Interplay Learning is building better training, better careers and better lives for its customers and their employees. Welcome to the next generation of the skilled labor workforce. Visit https://www.interplaylearning.com/ to learn more.
About Rheem Manufacturing
Brothers Richard and Donald Rheem founded Rheem Manufacturing Company in Emeryville, CA, in 1925. While the company has produced a number of products in its nearly 100 years of operation, Rheem is currently the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool & spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, and it is the largest manufacturer of water heating products in North America.
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