3 Reasons why eLearning Translation is Important for Manufacturers

by Dean Haman

With the rising growth of production and heavy competition in the global manufacturing sector, it’s still common for manufacturers to overlook or underestimate the importance of eLearning translation services.

Clear and accurate translations not only improve customer service and production quality, but effectively train a global workforce. Take it from us – training is not the area to skimp on by relying on your own employees to help translate training materials.

With a global workforce, training programs must be conducted in a multitude of languages and keep cultural nuances in mind. Furthermore, there are compliance laws, international laws, as well as regional laws to consider.1 Put simply, training employees around the globe takes an enormous amount of time and money. It’s extremely complex. To save money, increase time, and streamline content and communication, manufacturers are turning to eLearning technology to help with training needs.

Interpro has experience working with manufacturers on eLearning translation projects, and along the way, we’ve identified three key reasons why eLearning translation is important:

  1. Adapt and expand quickly

    The world of manufacturing is full of surprises. Opportunities may arise when you least expect them, and you must be ready to adjust and adapt quickly when there’s a new niche market or a sudden surge in demand. Plus, there will always be new hires, temps brought on to cover seasonal demand, or an unexpected big contract.

    When suddenly faced with the task of training more people on a quick timeline (and they’re spread out around the globe), eLearning makes it a straightforward task. All types of training can be managed and developed from a centralized source, so adjustments are made quickly and efficiently.

    Working with a professional translation company to manage your eLearning translation projects will ease the process of updating courses, re-using and expanding content, and sharing courses instantly between different departments, facilities, and plants across the world.2  Furthermore, it can take your training to the next level.
  1. Save money

    Training in the manufacturing industry can be very expensive, especially with a global workforce. Utilizing eLearning technology is an incredible way to help keep training costs down. It reduces travel and trainer costs, is much more flexible, and makes regular updates to course content (based on new systems, industry guidelines, or legislation) more feasible.3

    Developing one high-quality training course and then localizing it in accordance with the cultural specifications of various target groups, is a better and more cost-efficient approach than developing multiple courses, training instructors, and then sending them around the globe.
  1. Retain employees

    Different types of people learn in different ways, which is why eLearning translation can be incredibly effective. Using different types of multimedia and interactive components, employees learn better when the course is in their native language and presents concepts they understand. This boosts confidence and self-esteem and will eventually lead to better results at work.

    When your e-learning course is not just translated into a specific language, but properly optimized and localized, it shows a personalized approach and is a sign that you value your employees no matter where they are located. Naturally, this increases staff retention and satisfaction.
Closing Thoughts on eLearning Translation for Manufacturers

Training in the manufacturing industry is complex. It involves different types of training for different types of people of different countries, languages, rules, and regulations. Yet, it must all fall in place seamlessly to complete the whole picture: a flawless system working right from production, manufacturing, shipping, transportation to selling and customer satisfaction.4 eLearning translation may just the be answer to simplifying and improving your company’s training needs.


[1] https://elearningindustry.com/manufacturing-workforce-training

[2] https://www.efrontlearning.com/blog/2016/02/elearning-for-the-manufacturing-industry-with-efrontpro.html

[3] http://www.learninglight.com/manufacturing-training-elearning/

[4] https://elearningindustry.com/manufacturing-workforce-training

Dean Haman

Business Development Manager

"I like to be part of the team here at Interpro. Helping clients and finding new clients is what makes my job enjoyable."