The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) and Fulcrum Labs have won this year’s Brandon Hall Group Silver award for excellence in the category ‘Best Results of a Learning Program’. The award was presented to AIM and Fulcrum Labs for their Professional Aviation Maintenance learning program, which was designed to prepare learners to succeed within the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) aircraft mechanic certifications.

The online test preparation course prepares AIM’s students, as well as countless military and civilian aircraft maintainers, for FAA certification, and has seen AIM improve its student pass rates from 79% to 90% as a result. “For aircraft mechanics, passing the FAA aircraft mechanic certifications is a make-or-break situation. It takes intense time, confidence-building, and preparation to prepare for FAA certification, and the financial stakes for students are significant,” said Joel English, VP of AIM. “Leveraging the Fulcrum Labs technology to deliver this program has been great for our business, but more importantly, it has been incredibly impactful for our students, who now have greater confidence and a better chance of passing these critical exams.” Fulcrum Labs is an adaptive, personalised learning technology, and this year’s win marks Fulcrum Labs’ third Brandon Hall Group award. “Excellence Award winners symbolise the power and impact that Human Capital Management (HCM) practices can have on a business or on any organisation,” commented Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the Excellence Awards program. “Many organisations can have great HCM initiatives, but the standard of excellence only applies for organisations whose HCM practices truly benefit the business. That’s what the Excellence Awards program stands for, and that is what Brandon Hall Group stands for.” The award entries were evaluated by a panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.