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Case Study: Technology Partnership Drives Creative Learning for Line Mechanics

A new case study published by Chartwell Inc. showcases how an innovative technology partnership between MidAmerican Energy, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Index AR Solutions offers creative learning opportunities for student line mechanics.

According to the case study, “creatively packaged learning tools are changing the training process for utilities. Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy learned this firsthand when it partnered with augmented reality provider Index AR Solutions to produce training programs, including an e-book and associated apps for electric utility technology training.”

“That technology can now reach an even wider audience through an agreement that allows Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students free access to the MidAmerican program during training courses,” the report continued. “This collaboration between a utility, a technology company, and an educational institution opens new and exciting doors for all three.”

The case study noted how DMACC’s program, built on a digital curriculum of eBooks and mobile apps, has grown from about 10 participants to 30 in its second year.

The study was authored by Chartwell, a leading provider of insights and best practices to the utility industry focused on strategic research and facilitating issue-targeted forums for collaboration among industry peers.

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