Hilti North America, a provider of tools, technology, software and services to the commercial construction industry, recently launched its Hilti Academy, a comprehensive on-demand training platform for contractors. Announced in May, the newly available digital learning platform "affirms Hilti’s investment in the digital transformation of the construction industry and strengthens its leadership as a provider of productivity solutions," the company said in a statement.
Hilti Academy is a digital learning platform that offers contractors access to on-demand training when it is most convenient. The platform's 30- to 60-minute courses cover various topics including, powder actuated and gas actuated operator training, health and safety trainings, and Adhesive Anchor Installer certification pre-training with more topics -- such as expanded firestop training -- coming soon.
Currently, Hilti Academy's "Firestop Installer Basic Education Series (i-BEST)" is comprised of four modules designed to allow contractors to learn key elements behind correct firestop application/installation, an understanding basic aspects of fire protection, and how to choose tested systems and products.
Coming soon, the Academy's "Firestop Executive Basic Education Series (e-BEST)" is an eight-hour course is intended for executives within the professional firestop contractor segment, exploring building codes, testing standards, secondary product attributes and engineering judgments, in addition to the i-BEST Installer training.
Anyone can access the Hilti Academy by using a current Hilti account or creating a new one. Most modules are completed fully online with an accompanying quiz. The platform automatically saves records for up to two years to download and print for records.
Hilti Academy not only allows users to manage all Hilti education and records, it also allows the ability to manage team members' education by assigning learning modules and being able to monitor who has received their documentation.
“As technology transforms the construction industry, our digital services portfolio will continue to expand and adapt to meet rapidly changing customer needs, especially during this unprecedented time,” said Rafael Garcia, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Hilti North America.
Garcia concluded, “Hilti experts have been facilitating digital trainings for some time now through ASK HILTI. Hilti Academy is an expansion and a service that’s dedicated to contractors. Providing online training and digital access to our experts proves that Hilti will continue to offer our customers essential resources to improve the way they do business.”