The social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has motivated many companies to direct their employees to a home office regime. However, more than just adapting the everyday activities performed in the company at home, Vipal Rubber has identified an opportunity for the professional improvement of its employees.
Home Office Working Turned into Training Opportunity
Courses at Univipal (the company’s corporate university) have been made available to Vipal’s commercial and technical teams in Brazil and abroad, with real-time guidance from Univipal instructors. The idea is to take advantage of social distancing to improve and update knowledge and further prepare the company’s professionals to meet the new demands of the market.
Since April, Vipal’s internal team has been receiving daily online training on various topics related to the company’s business and the tyre retreading segment. Always under the coordination of a Univipal professional, over 40 training sessions have been held covering subjects such as: Tyre Repair Patches; Main Causes of Process Failures in Truck Tyres; Tyre Legislation; Scrap Analysis; Rubber Compounds; ECO Treads, among others. In addition to these, 16 further subjects are scheduled to be covered in new classes.
“The pandemic has been a very important laboratory for activities that we previously believed to be in a certain way, that is why it is relevant to bring everyone together through online tools. We are aware that this moment in time requires adaptations and a different attitude”, says Guilherme Rizzotto, Commercial and Marketing Director at Vipal Rubber. “In doing that”, he continues, “we first make Univipal’s online courses available to all audiences in order to qualify the segment for after the pandemic. Now, we do it in a similar way with our employees.” Rizzotto also highlights: “In addition to improving and updating our team’s knowledge, we are taking the opportunity to better understand how to work with the available technologies and test the possibilities of online tools in our market, which should be a trend.”