The electrical construction industry is in crisis: Electricians are retiring at an unsustainable pace — averting disaster will take a combination of technology and human effort. Here at Transfr we partnered with Trio Electric, a Houston-based electrical construction company, to build industry-leading hands-on simulations to augment Trio’s own training programs and help empower schools and CTE programs of all kinds to get their local learners on the path towards rewarding careers in the Electrical Construction field.
We sat down with former Director of Instructional Design on Electrical Construction Kelly Novic and Electrical Construction SMEs Johnnie Parker and Myron Laurent to discuss the process of building these new training modules and what makes these modules so powerful for learners and training programs.
Executive Produced by Alexandra Zaccaria
Produced by Jack Cieslak & Ryan McLaughlin
Recorded, Mixed, Edited by Ryan McLaughlin
Music by Ryan McLaughlin
Consultant, Workforce Development
Myron Laurent has provided employee development and training expertise to various industrial clients and is currently serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Transfr Inc. Myron first became involved with craft training and workforce development over 30 years ago while working in the petro-chem industry. He eventually earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology and a M.S. in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development.
During his career Myron worked at local, state, and national levels to establish, maintain, and expand workforce initiatives. Notable work includes establishing highly successful industry-based training programs and putting in place Industry-recognized credentialing to drive improvements in public education. In addition, Myron served as the Alabama SkillsUSA State Director for over 10 years driving excellence and garnering national recognition for exemplary technical programs at high schools and colleges.
Myron continues his passion-driven work as an independent consultant, readily sharing his expertise developed over the many years of working in challenging roles and in highly diverse environments.