Fulcrum Launches First Adaptive, Personalized Prep Course For FAA’s A&P Certification
The aviation industry is on the verge of a major mechanic shortage, needing hundreds of thousands of technicians. While aviation schools are preparing students for the job, each technician entering the field must pass the FAA’s Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certification before being hired. Fulcrum Labs is answering the call by helping to better prepare students success in pass rates with its newly launched FAA A&P Certification Prep Course. It is the first test prep experience of its kind in this field that combines personalized, adaptive learning and predictive analytics to help aviation maintenance technicians prepare for the high-stakes test in the most convenient, effective and efficient way possible.
The launch of Fulcrum’s training course could not come at a better time. Boeing forecasts that between now and 2035, the aviation industry will need to supply more than two million new aviation personnel, including 679,000 maintenance technicians over the next 20 years. Boeing goes on to say that meeting this demand will require innovative solutions, as well as new technologies and training methods to meet a wide range of learning styles.
“Creating a test prep experience that not only fits into learners’ demanding schedules, but also engages them on an individual basis and produces better outcomes is a win-win,” said Patrick Weir, CEO of Fulcrum Labs. “Our methodologies eliminate the time intensive, one-size-fits-all test prep environment. Our analytics measure the exact depth and degree to which each concept has been mastered, helping learners pinpoint where they are achieving objectives, where they are struggling, and where they need to dedicate study time and resources. It’s a model aimed at giving learners a jumpstart on their career and helping the aviation industry meet its extraordinary demand.”
Our institution has built online courses for over a decade, but when it came to developing an online course that prepared students for a high stakes professional certification exam, we knew that we would need to turn to a technology company that could provide a high quality platform and create cutting edge educational content. Fulcrum Labs is the perfect fit. Their courses are founded on a unique adaptive learning platform and all instruction is amplified through strikingly beautiful execution. The results are very encouraging.
Fulcrum Labs is revolutionizing the aviation training industry with its Personalized Adaptive Learning and Predictive Analytics (PALPA™) SaaS platform, giving learners the opportunity to tailor their test-prep experience, which greatly increases engagement and motivation. Fulcrum’s competency-based learning approach allows learners to unlock lessons at a pace and level that is right for them. In fact, Fulcrum’s go-at-your-own-pace approach has been shown to reduce test prep times by 20-50%.
Curriculum for Fulcrum’s FAA A&P Certification Prep Course was developed by instructional designers and subject matter experts from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Aviation Institute of Maintenance VP of Operations, Dr. Joel English pointed out, “Our institution has built online courses for over a decade, but when it came to developing an online course that prepared students for a high stakes professional certification exam, we knew that we would need to turn to a technology company that could provide a high quality platform and create cutting edge educational content. Fulcrum Labs is the perfect fit. Their courses are founded on a unique adaptive learning platform and all instruction is amplified through strikingly beautiful execution. The results are very encouraging.”
The course covers everything a technician needs to know to pass the General, Airframe and Powerplant written tests. Learners can master material in discrete five-to seven-minute lessons. The A&P Certification Prep course features 97 animated videos that explain complex theories, as well as real world test problems.