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“WinWin International specialises in creating and implementing impactful blended learning and strategic communication solutions.”
Our customers are:
Multinational corporates with head offices and regional head offices in South Africa, as well as those from outside the RSA with operations in the EMEA region.Industries serviced include mining, resources, financial services, agriculture, manufacturing, hospitality, logistics energy, and telecommunications.
WinWin International provides quality blended learning to help people access on-demand knowledge as it is needed. Its IWIN e-learning platform provides each individual with “information when I need it”. All learning is developed with the end-user in mind, as well as the key outcome which must be achieved through the training programme.
WinWin has been involved in providing blended learning for clients for over 20 years.
For over 20 years, WinWin’s unwavering passion has been to bring a sense of adventure to its clients’ learning experiences. The company empowers organisations to achieve their goals through their people, by delivering a variety of learning solutions that are aligned to their brand and tailored to the unique needs of their workforce.
WinWin also devises and drives innovative people development solutions and employee engagement strategies. Its range of services includes traditional, digital, immersive, and multimedia solutions (such as AR, VR, and 3D animation), as well as corporate communications. WinWin likes to think its offerings are only limited by its clients’ imaginations!
As a B-BBEE Level 1 contributor, it has a diverse team of creative and curious individuals that are dedicated to bringing meaningful change to the world of work (and beyond) through the magic of learning and development. If knowledge is power, then WinWin believes experience is that power in action. And, when a company truly empowers its people to grow, there is no stopping the potential of either!
Our mission and purpose: WinWin’s mission is to put the adventure back into learning. It provides simple, engaging, effective, and accessible learning and development solutions that help people reach their full potential in work and life.
Who we are: WinWin sees itself as a pathfinder, with a team dedicated to effecting meaningful change within the world of work through the magic of learning and development
The Future Industry
Online learning, immersive learning, multimedia tools (e.g. virtual reality, augmented reality, motion graphics, 3D animation, and other digital tools) are considered the future of training and education. This future must be grounded and rooted in the future society into which it will be delivered. Increased technological innovation and disruption across industries is threatening jobs with obsoletion…and giving birth to new ones.
The 4IR technologies of additive manufacturing (3D printing), artificial intelligence, automation, big data, Internet of Things, machine learning, nanomaterials, robotics, and increased usage of drones are transforming business processes, their way-of-work, and way-of-learning; rendering the work landscape one of constant change.
The Man Behind the Company
Stuart Woolmington is the Chief Executive Officer and founding member of WinWin International. With over 30 years of experience in learning & development and strategic communications, Stuart leads a dynamic team that works with some of Africa’s largest organisations including Exxaro, Vedanta, and AB InBev.
WinWin International has pioneered the immersive learning space across the continent with over 25,000 users on its IWIN Learner Experience Platform across 32 countries. Its platform makes use of VR, AR, and Artificial Intelligence to enhance training, onboarding, and induction, and received a silver Loeries Award in 2019 for Best Learning Design.
Mining’s 4IR, and Training and Education Future
Mining as an industry is embracing the changes of 4IR in its way of work and way of learning.
Mines are increasingly utilising robotics for dozing, excavation, haulage, mapping and surveying, drilling, and explosive handling. This has created new jobs, e.g. mining field roboticists. The mining industry’s pursuit of improved productivity, safety, and increased cost savings are driving strategic objectives. As the world’s technological innovations increase; the demand for minerals and metals will correspondingly increase. The future of electric vehicles, renewable energy, and robotics will require chrome, copper, and lithium amongst others.
Drones are being used to detect geothermal activity when exploring new mining sites, for underground monitoring, and to provide targeted drilling and sample areas that show strong resource promise. Continuous mining is possible through the ability to blast rock through the effective use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
All this speaks to the change in mining jobs, and the need to upskill and equip miners. Digital learning tools through online platforms and face-to-face training are an effective manner of training and education. They facilitate improved comprehension and learning for each individual to become more effective and productive in their jobs. Among the primary drivers for using digital training methods is to improve safety and rescues on mines.
A recent study done on immersive learning technologies, by the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, found that the simulations aided learning and problem-solving in mine rescues. Immersive learning, virtual reality, augmented reality methodologies are powerful as they simulate environments for learners to experience different scenarios and engage in virtual mining operations and rescues. The use of blended learning content and interactive education technology brings multiple benefits to mine stakeholders.
WinWin International’s mining clients attest to these benefits which include immersive induction training; realistic and effective safety, health, environment, and governance education; explorative rock breaking simulations; maintenance simulations; and community- and social engagement, and upliftment. WinWin’s immersive learning technology and platforms have successfully been employed to create modernised and safe mine environments through media-rich content and real mining scenario training. Its immersive content and innovative learning technology continuously drive skill acquisition, brings adventure, and promote modernisation within the South African mining landscape for clients.Digitalisation and employment of these innovative technologies in training and education help learners gain greater confidence in their ability to perform their jobs excellently. As WinWin has demonstrated over and again, they are a must when we design and develop training programmes to upskill individuals. Failure to do so will increase the skills and knowledge gap given the current rate of change.