Michigan Virtual’s Virtual Learning Solutions recently partnered with Mobile Comply, a Pontiac-based international leader in mobile training and curriculum development, to implement an interactive, virtual learning environment that provides a blended learning environment for their innovate training program.
There is an unfilled need for skilled workers across the country. Currently, it’s estimated that more than 80,000 skilled and technical jobs are unfilled in Michigan. Additionally, industry experts say approximately 500,000 new jobs will be created within the connected vehicle industry by 2020, with an almost sevenfold increase in the number of new vehicles equipped with factory-fitted mobile connectivity over the next five years. To meet this demand, professionals will need the proper education, training and credentialing within the connected vehicle space.
Michigan Virtual’s Virtual Learning Solutions offers a variety of solutions to organizations, including custom online learning solutions, technology services, meeting room rental and HD video conferencing, all of which will drive this partnership to meet the demands of this growing industry.
“Michigan Virtual’s vision to be Michigan’s digital learning leader is in perfect alignment with the Mobile Comply’s mission to maintain the state’s technical lead as the worldwide automotive capital. Through our new Virtual Learning Solutions business unit, we will leverage more than 15 years of experience in supporting thousands of online learners to address a critically important workforce development need. We look forward to working with other industry partners to provide world-class education and training solutions,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Michigan Virtual.
“With the growing demand and potential for thousands of jobs in the connected vehicle space in the next few years, and the participation of non-typical industries such as insurance, IT, analytics and telecommunications, it has become imperative to have a common frame of understanding, and a mechanism to establish competency in this field.” said Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of Mobile Comply.
“Credentials are one important and universally recognized way to do this. With the structured and scalable training Mobile Comply can provide, the knowledge CVTA can impart, and the adjudication of that learning independently by SAE International, we have a robust, consistent and multisector learning environment that is crucial for professionals entering into and working in this space,” Farnsworth added.
The CVP Credentialing Program’s blended learning approach incorporates instructor-led lectures, online activities, videos and other interactive elements to provide the learner with the necessary understanding of Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure, and Vehicle-to-X connectivity inclusive to the rapidly advancing field of connected vehicles. Those who successfully complete the end-of-course learning assessments are awarded the SAE International/CVTA Certificate of Competency.
The program consists of three courses:
- CVP I – Functions, Communication Protocols and Architectures
- CVP II – Standards, Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I), and Vehicle to Everything (V2X)
- CVP III – Data, Emerging Markets, Policy and Government Regulations
About Michigan Virtual
Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.
About Mobile Comply
Mobile Comply, a Michigan-based, internationally recognized, mobility training firm, is staffed with industry leading subject matter experts specializing in the connected vehicle, as well as hands-on mobility training, implementation and development. For more information contact [email protected] or call (866) 3792472.