The beginning of the whole training module already shows that this is not just a classic training. On the ground floor of the Lean Centre, participants board a thematically decorated elevator to which they are ushered by their guide. “The three-storey-ride helps to build an atmosphere for what will follow”, says Kateřina Kramešová, Head of the PSI-P – Production System department, luring us in to the non-traditional learning concept.
After getting off the elevator, the group of participants finds themselves in a different world. In front of the elevator is a gate to the escape game. “We worked on its implementation with a Czech company, which is among the world’s top producers of these games”, says Miroslav Kroupa, Head of PS – Brand Management. The escape game contains elements related to electromobility, as well as the carmaker’s history, and it features several rooms. How many? You will have to find out for yourself.
After successfully solving the escape game, an encounter with virtual reality follows. Special goggles will transport participants to three-dimensional models of electric cars, where they can examine all the parts, functionalities, current flows and charging options in detail. During the training, they will also try to “install” the individual essential components of the electrified car where they belong.
From the virtual world, the participants move to the real one – the model of the complete electrical architecture of the ENYAQ iV. “The exhibit was created from one of the first test pieces, which covered tens of thousands of kilometres. Participants can take a closer look at what they have learnt in virtual reality”, says Kroupa.
Another station is used to practise the basic skills associated with electric cars and is designed primarily for Production employees. “They learn to correctly connect various types of connectors and detect possible damage”, adds Petr Vokoun, Coordinator of PSIP / 11 – Lean management and Training.
After practising the basic skills, there is a short introduction of the FORCE Programme. In the so-called FORCE Octagon, participants learn current information from the programme’s individual action fields. In addition, each of the fields is emphasised by a short game related to the given topic. The players compete against each other; however, at the same time, the overall team score is calculated, and at the end, the team learns how it fared against other teams from the carmaker.
The eMobility training centre in the Lean Centre building had its grand opening and started the pilot operation on 22 July with the carmaker’s vmanagement representatives in the presence of the members of the Board of Directors Maren Gräf (Human Resources Management Resources) and Michael Oeljeklaus (Production and Logistics). You can find the photo at www.skodamobil.cz.