A national leader in the development, ownership and management of multifamily communities will train up to 1,000 maintenance technicians nationwide by integrating content and technology from the largest provider of online skilled trades, Interplay Learning, with Yardi.
Austin, TX – August 4, 2020 – Interplay Learning, the leading provider of online training for skilled trades utilizing virtual reality (VR) and 3D simulations, announced today it officially began working this month with Yardi to create and provide training materials for up to 1,000 of Edward Rose & Sons’ service technicians.
This three-way partnership introduces a new standard of technical training to the property management industry while also promoting safe social distancing practices in the near term during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interplay Learning’s VR and simulation-based technical trainings are adaptable to any learning management system, which is of critical importance for companies that are already committed to a platform. Yardi, a leader in Learning Management Systems and the platform used by Edward Rose & Sons, is integrating with Interplay Learning to deliver this content. For Edward Rose & Sons, the investment in sophisticated, modern service technician training marks a turning point.
“Making sure our service techs are trained with the best-in-class, job-relevant content, safely, is one of our top priorities,” said Jeff Hazel, Edward Rose & Sons’ Service Training Manager. “With more than 60,000 multifamily units across the country, the servicing of HVAC, electric, and plumbing systems by third parties is a major company expense. We expect that our partnership with Interplay Learning will drive significant cost savings.”
Hazel sees Interplay Learning filling in a vital missing piece for the company, and Doug Donovan, CEO of Interplay Learning, agreed. “We’re thrilled to work with Edward Rose & Sons and expect to drive value to their bottom line.” He explained, “Our simulation-based learning system means better-trained service technicians in a shorter amount of time. The ultimate result is fewer expensive third-party contractor service calls and fewer tenant callbacks, while improving the experience for both the tenants and the service techs.” In addition to robust training materials, the content can be used to test core competencies in new hires, putting them on track to close gaps in their knowledge base.
Patty Evans, Director of Yardi Aspire said, “The Interplay Learning courseware is a perfect complement to the hands-on and simulation-based software training curriculum and immersive soft skills and compliance training curriculum offered by Yardi Aspire. Whether your employees are mastering software or maintenance skills, hands-on and practical application-focused learning experiences are the most effective way to facilitate the conversion of knowledge to job skills.”
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 Edward Rose & Sons
Established in 1921 by Edward Rose, Edward Rose & Sons is a family owned company providing modest to brand new luxury apartment communities throughout the Midwest and surrounding states. It handles all phases of development: from land acquisition to construction to management and maintenance. They take great pride in the communities they create. The company, while expanding, also strives to be aware of the natural settings in which they are building. Visit https://www.edwardrose.com/ for more information.
Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. Yardi Aspire, Yardi’s Learning and Content Management software solution, delivers intuitive and innovative online training management tools and exclusive Yardi software and product training, plus critical compliance, leasing, professional, and safety skills training. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit https://www.yardi.com/.
Ria Romano, Partner
RPR Public Relations, Inc.