Prommac, part of the CG Tech group of companies with its HQ in South Africa, and also operating in New Zealand, UK and UAE, operates across the petrochemical, oil and gas, mining, power and energy, water, pulp and paper and other industrial sectors to the highest safety and quality standards. It is an established mechanical contractor that has built a reputation for sound delivery of maintenance, shutdown and project solutions for its clients.
Wayne Strydom, Chief Innovation Officer at CG Holding, explains that the need for a new learning management system (LMS) arose in South Africa when putting in place a robust training matrix to make sure that the company developed and maintained core competence skills across all disciplines and departments, from the management and support team to operational staff.
“To manage those targets and then manage the course material that we would need for each of those roles, we absolutely knew that we couldn’t do it as a spreadsheet-based system and that we needed an LMS,” says Wayne. “We were on one before that didn’t really serve our needs so we performed a gap analysis from this system to determine the features we wanted.&rdquo
“We needed a system that was quite versatile to attack our different requirements. Once we knew that we found the right one, the goal would then be to extend it to the wider group around the globe, and use it to manage our inter-company training management systems and talent development.
“By going to market and analysing a few different platforms, we were able to see that My Learning Hub fulfilled all the needs we had.&rdquo
During the LMS selection process, two of My Learning Hub’s main attractions were its ease of use and its bespoke course authoring tool.
“Quite a few of the LMSs around are just front-end systems with the back-end management place. You’d have to get the course material and then embed it to make sure it’s compliant with whatever system you choose. My Learning Hub utilises a course management and authoring tool that helps to develop dynamic content, fast. It can be done from within the system, which is quite nice. Having that integrated was a big plus for us.”
After successful implementation of My Learning Hub, there are now some 2400 users and 60 live courses on the system, covering a wide range of topics. The LMS also holds an online reference library of Prommac’s product documentation, flow processes, a company overview, department overviews, career development paths, policies and procedures.