RESTON, Va., Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel today announced that its in-house learning and development academy, Bechtel University, has been awarded two Brandon Hall Awards for technology and innovation. The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards represent the most prestigious program of its kind in the learning and talent industry, often referred to as the "Academy Awards" of learning and development by industry executives.
The awards honor organizations which successfully deploy programs, strategies, systems, and tools in order to achieve measurable results for their business.
Bechtel was recognized in two categories:
- Silver │Best Advance in Technology for Virtual-Classroom 2016
Virtual learning offers a streamlined approach to strengthen Bechtel's colleagues and projects enterprise-wide impacting not just one location or audience at a time, but across Bechtel's vast range of projects and offices, delivering learning options more timely and cost effectively.
- Bronze │Best Advance in Learning Management Measurement/Business Impact Tools for the Bechtel Learning Analytics Tool
Bechtel's innovative learning dashboards enables managers and learning colleagues to effectively track learning metrics while increasing efficiency and evaluation quality and accuracy.
"Bechtel has projects and colleagues around the globe, in some of the world's most remote areas. Before we developed our virtual classroom, Bechtel subject matter experts taught in-person courses to attendees, meaning colleagues had to leave the job to receive development," said Patrick Martin, manager of Bechtel University. "Now with Bechtel's virtual offerings, no matter where you are located, you have access to our coursework, lowering costs and boosting productivity."
"Both of these awards recognize the shift of global organizations and how innovation and technology in delivery and measurements can be real game-changers for your business," said Lindagrace De La Cruz, a senior learning and development specialist with Bechtel. "Learning is a non-negotiable for our business, but in order to deliver the highest value to our customers, we have to think differently in how we get the job done. These awards reflect how our application of innovative techniques to impact our business has resonated with top industry leaders around the world."
Bechtel University provides more than 1,000 instructor-led and online courses for company colleagues. In support of the company's vision to achieve optimal results for customers while building satisfying careers, Bechtel colleagues take courses on a variety of subjects including engineering, procurement, construction, ethics, diversity, project management, leadership, safety, quality, and business services. In addition, Bechtel colleagues also have the opportunities to take language and cultural awareness courses. Through the in-house learning and development programs, Bechtel University is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training.
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 55,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. www.bechtel.com
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